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Definition of "agronomy" []

  • Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agronomy" in a sentence
  • "He has a PhD in agronomy and a masters in soil science."
  • "In 1941, Calvino dutifully enrolled at the University of Turin, choosing the Agriculture Faculty where his father had previously taught courses in agronomy."
  • "One of the best teachers that I ever knew taught the subject that we now call agronomy, -- a branch of agricultural science that has to do with field crops."