agronomic, agronomical, adj.agronomically, adv.agronomist, n.
/euh gron"euh mee/, n.
the science of soil management and the production of field crops.
Also, agronomics /ag'reuh nom"iks/.
[1805-15; AGRO- + -NOMY]

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Branch of agriculture that deals with field crop production and soil management.

Agronomists generally work with crops that are grown on a large scale (e.g., small grains) and that require relatively little management. Agronomic experiments focus on a variety of factors relating to crop plants, including yield, diseases, cultivation, and sensitivity to factors such as climate and soil.

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Universalium. 2010.

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