Advances in agronomy

Authors

Parmeshwar, Singh

Date Published

June 30, 2013

Subject

Agronomy-

Print ISBN

978-9350843000

Digital ISBN

978-9350843000

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Summary

Agronomy is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fibre, and reclamation. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants. Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control. This area of agronomy involves selective breeding of plants to produce the best crops under various conditions.