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the science of soil management and the production of field crops.
Contemporary Examples

He is also soliciting funds for university fellowships in agronomy and engineering.
Mexico’s Holy Warrior Against the Cartels Jason McGahan November 17, 2014

Experts hailed from disciplines such as agronomy, exercise physiology, endocrinology, metabolomics, and rheology, among others.
The Science of Ingredient Innovation December 14, 2014

Historical Examples

Boys were schooled in agronomy, mechanics and animal husbandry and pursued individual projects in these fields.
Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor

I remember me Dorothy, just the other day, when I still lectured on agronomy to farmer-boy students.
The Jacket (The Star-Rover) Jack London

Even the chair of agronomy, the newest department of the colleges, must soon be separated into its units.
Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets Various

There is no branch of agronomy in which science and practice are more closely connected than in that of fruit-growing.
Fruits of Queensland Albert Benson

the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production

“science of land management for crop production,” 1814, from French agronomie, from Greek agronomos “overseer of land,” from agros “field” (see acre) + -nomos “law or custom, administering,” related to nemein “manage” (see numismatics). Related: Agronomist; agronomic.
The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.


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