What is agronomy?

Ag Zone, Science for Youth April 27, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

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Agronomy is a branch of agriculture focused on the study of plants and soils and their environment. Agronomic science and technology are basic to sustaining the world's food supply and a quality environment. People who work in the field of agronomy are called agronomists. Their job is to make sure that crops are grown in a way that protects the environment. The first farmers were like agronomists; they also worked to improve the soil, crops, and the environment in which they lived and worked. 

Agronomists work in some of the following areas:

  • soil fertility
  • land use 
  • environmental preservation
  • preserving water quality
  • preserving natural environments

To learn more, check out these videos from Kansas State University.

 

 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.