• WordNet 3.6
    • n agronomy the application of soil and plant sciences to land management and crop production
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agronomy The management of land; rural economy; agriculture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agronomy The art of cultivating the ground; agriculture.
    • n agronomy Specifically, a group of agricultural subjects, particularly when set off as a department of instruction in agriculture. In this use it has not yet acquired a definite meaning, although it is generally held to be limited, properly, to farm crops and methods of cropping. In this signification it includes all forage, hay, cereals, and other general farm crops, but not fruits and other strictly borticultural crops. With the department of agronomy are often associated the subjects of farm-machinery, rural engineering, and rural architecture. [Recent.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agronomy agricultural pursuits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. rural; as a noun, an overseer of the public lands; field + usage, to deal out, manage: cf. F. agronomie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. agronomos; agros, a field, nemein, to deal out.


In literature:

I remember me Dorothy, just the other day, when I still lectured on agronomy to farmer-boy students.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
Rapid as was Leonard's survey, his rural eye detected the signs of a master in the art agronomial.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Rapid as was Leonard's survey, his rural eye detected the signs of a master in the art agronomial.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3, June, 1851" by Various

In news:

Liming is an inexpensive way to boost crop yields in fields with overly acidic soils, said a University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist.
A soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5 is optimum for most crops in Missouri, said Travis Harper, a University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist.
POLAND—Jesse Poland, adjunct assistant professor of Agronomy and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientist, is part of the International Barley Sequencing Consortium.
Every day, everyone is impacted by agronomy .
LANARK — More than 100 FFA members from around the region participated in the Section 1 FFA Agronomy CDE at Eastland High School on Nov 7.
This land is home to NEW Cooperative's newest agronomy location, which will serve the growing customer base in the Lanyon area.
South Dakota State agronomy specialist Mark Rosenberg tells the American News the harvest might be done in record time.
(AP) — A farmer cooperative in the James River Valley in North Dakota and South Dakota has bought a precision agronomy company based in the South Dakota city of Watertown.
UC Davis Garbanzo Field Meeting to view breeding/variety trials, Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the UC Davis Agronomy Farm.
Andrew Manu, Iowa State University associate professor of agronomy, has been named the George Washington Carver Chair effective April 1.
Fields in southeast Barton County and northeast Jasper County were scouted on Sept 5 by Wyatt Miller, an agronomy assistant with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County.
The UW-Madison Agronomy Department, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, is again offering free soybean cyst nematode (SCN) soil testing for Wisconsin growers.
This is the perfect year to plant cover crops in Illinois, according to soils and agronomy experts with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Wheat fields scouted last week by a University of Missouri agronomy assistant show pesticide applications may be warranted due to current weather conditions.
Parsons, Kansas — The dry summer has many area corn producers disappointed and concerned that their corn crop may meet their production expectations according to Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.