Bachelor's degree

subject area 
qualification - France
university type - France  
university status  
Montpellier, France



Language: FrenchStudies in French
Subject area: agriculture, forestry and fishery, veterinary
Qualification: licence pro Sciences, technologies, santé
University website:
Agronomy (Ancient Greek ἀγρός agrós 'field' + νόμος nómos 'law') is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation. Agronomy has come to encompass work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. It is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists of today are involved with many issues, including producing food, creating healthier food, managing the environmental impact of agriculture, and extracting energy from plants. Agronomists often specialise in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, and insect and pest control.
Notwithstanding the willingness of many farmers, in spite of the knowledge and capital which many of thein have devoted to it, it is established that agriculture, or father agronomy, is still, in this country, only in an embryo state.
The Legislature(1888) Sessional Papers. Vol. 21, Nr. 3, p. 77.
It is probable that the substitution of a more definite and technical term for agriculture in its restricted sense would simplify matters. The term agronomy is tentatively suggested as such a term...
United States. Office of Experiment Stations (1897) Bulletin, p. 58.
The study of the soil is known as "Agronomy," but, from the foregoing remarks, it will be seen that agronomy is not in itself a science, but expresses the bearing of several recognised branches of science upon the study of soils.
John Wrightson (1887) Agricultural text-book: : embracing soils, manures, rotations of crops and live stock, adapted to the requirements of the syllabus of the Science and Art Department, South Kensington. p. 9.

Study in Switzerland

Study in Poland
Privacy Policy