Saturday, May 26, 2018

agronomy -

Agronomy is the science and technology in producing and utilizing plants for food, fuel, fiber, and environmental applications such as reclamation. Agronomy is one of the applied sciences based on plant biology that studies the influence and manipulation of various biotic (life) and abiotic (non-living) components of an individual or a set of individual plants to be utilized for human benefit. 

Agronomy includes activities in the field of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science and application of a combination of biological sciences, genetics, chemistry, economics, ecology, topography, and economic-political policy.

Agronomists are currently involved in issues related to food production in quantity and quality, managing the environmental impacts of agricultural activities, and creating energy sources from plants. They are generally experts in the application of crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed and pest control

Agronomy is not the same as agricultural science.