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[often treated as singular] The science of soil management and crop production.
farm management, farming, agriculture, land management, agronomy, agronomics, agribusiness, cultivation, tillageView synonyms
- ‘In that book, the protagonist is a professor of agronomics at the University of California.’
- ‘Agronomics and economics have been as important, if not more so, than politics when it comes to making corn decisions.’
- ‘We eagerly converted more acres, tried more crops, and enthusiastically learned our way through the new agronomics and new beauracracy that organic certification brought.’
- ‘Geology, geography, and agronomics all study the earth, but their construction, their principle of scientific knowledge differs.’
- ‘Management companies take on the responsibility of marketing, accounting, human resources, agronomics and management through talented, trained people that a single course could not justify from an expense standpoint.’
- ‘Probably the biggest benefit of variable-rate technology is that it lets us sell in terms of agronomics rather than just economics.’
- ‘At the meetings, agronomics and marketing take equal share of attention.’
- ‘Experienced farmers will blend science, agronomics, economics and field histories with that indefinable intuitive sense and then will decide which crop will do best this year.’
Mid 19th century: from French agronomique, from agronome agriculturist (see agronomy) + -ics.
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