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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The soil continues adsorbing a huge amount of chemicals," the agronomist said.
The education and preparedness undergone by these agronomists and NGO employees is a source of pride for many of those whom 1 came to know throughout my research and a crucial feature of the intellectual intermediary.
In many instances, multiple agronomists were employed by participants in order to obtain advice in specific areas such as soil, crop management, or pastures.
In a presentation at the First International World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, held in October 2001, agronomist Roll Derpsch said the United States has the largest area of no-till in one country, with 21.
History shows that the company's agronomists were certainly up for the job, as they helped farmers raise top-quality crops in areas that had less than ideal climatic or soil conditions.
At Santiago's University of Chile, agronomists learn in modern laboratories.
Results have convinced skeptical agronomists, farmers, and agri-businesses, and won a large grant for a start-up from Aventis-Institute of France Foundation.
By mining a rich vein of precious ore, representing the work of scores of Indian historians, anthr opologists, linguists, archaeologists, agronomists, and other scholars, he has constructed a primer on the myriad ways in which European colonizers were Indianized and Indians were Europeanized over two centuries of continuous contact in North America.
Rather than growing and then counting species and numbers of bacteria from a soil sample in the lab, agronomists James Borneman and Eric W.
texana, a plant some agronomists think holds tremendous genetic potential.
Maverick agronomists light up the front page of The Atlantic with their esoteric crop-management theories.
Bel Soley agronomists run nurseries that distribute "starter" pepper plants to i - u acre family owned farms.