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Agronomy

Agronomia

Bachelor's
Language: PortugueseStudies in Portuguese
Subject area: agriculture, forestry and fishery, veterinary
Qualification: politécnico
University website: www.ipl.pt
Agronomy
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.
Agronomy
The word "agronomy" is the short way of indicating agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, arboriculture, dairying, breeding of live stock, beekeeping, &c.
South Australia. Dept. of Agriculture (1899) Journal of Agriculture and Industry of South Australia, p. 363.
Agronomy
… agronomy is this classification is divided into farm crops, crop pests, soils and fertilizers.
University of Texas (1894) Bulletin of the University of Texas: General series, p. 20.
Agronomy
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.
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