- the science of soil management and the production of field crops.
- (functioning as singular) the branch of economics dealing with the distribution, management, and productivity of land
- the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
“science of land management for crop production,” 1814, from French agronomie, from Greek agronomos “overseer of land,” from agros “field” (see acre) + -nomos “law or custom, administering,” related to nemein “manage” (see numismatics). Related: Agronomist; agronomic.
- The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.