agronomy

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EtymologyEdit

From French agronomie, from agronome (agriculturist), from Ancient Greek ἀγρός (agrós, field) + νόμος (nomos, law).

NounEdit

agronomy (plural agronomies)

  1. The science of utilizing plants, animals and soils for food, fuel, feed, and fiber and more. To do this effectively and sustainably, agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, animal sciences and soil science.

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  • (science of using plants and animals): husbandry

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Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 07:26