agronomy

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Agronomy

The science of soil management for producing crops destined for food, feed, fibre and fuel.

agronomy

the study of the cultivation of field crops, with particular emphasis on improving their productivity and qualitative features.
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Immunity?Down the road in the heavily agriculture-dependent region, agronomist and olive oil producer Giovanni Melcarne has lost 90 percent of his plants since Xylella arrived, and he is seeking an even better solution: immune varieties of olive tree.
The agronomist called for a system where farmers are directly linked to the consumers.
Kenyan agronomists and coffee marketing agents have raised the red flag over the use of weed killers suspected to cause cancer.The two parties say 2,4-D and Monsanto's Roundup, which are used to eliminate weeds in coffee, tea and sugarcane among other crops, are harmful to human health.
The soil continues adsorbing a huge amount of chemicals," the agronomist said.
In the field (sou teren an), the agronomist or technician working in development is expected to represent science and introduce scientific techniques to the "traditional" peasantry, as explained in a follow-up interview with a U.S.
Al-Halqi reviewed the committee's previous meetings with the political forces and parties and popular organizations to crystallize visions and common denominators that ensure the success of the national dialogue which he considers ''the sole way for solving the crisis.'' The premier emphasized the role of the veterinarians' and agronomist engineers' syndicates in developing the agricultural sector and livestock in achieving self-sufficiency and food security, not to mention their role in fostering the culture of dialogue and tolerance.
Agronomists will assess the options at an open evening next month.
He worked as an agronomist for Cornell University, where he developed six soil manuals for the federal government.
A government-employed district agronomist supplied 2 initial contacts, who then suggested other possible research participants.
Steve Bruce probably never thought he'd have to use the word 'agronomist' in his life in the dugout, so it's perhaps no surprise he ended up saying 'geronomist' a few weeks ago.
With the combined volunteer skills of Guillemette (a retired agronomist from Agriculture Canada), Alain, (retired from the Spruce Falls mill), and Marc, a high school teacher with a degree in biochemistry, the farm is now a multi-million-dollar facility.
COUNTRYSIDE: I live on 10 forested acres on top of a Missouri Ozark ridge and an agronomist visited me to help identify some plants, describe the local soil fertility and to provide alternative farming techniques.