agronomist agronomist  /ə ˈɡrɑ nə mɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an expert in soil management and field-crop production

Usage(s):

  1. It sold for less than a quarter of some speciality coffees and it didn't take an agronomist to figure out why.
  2. Lysenko was a peasant-born agronomist and Marxist ideologue who rejected Mendel's ideas because they contradicted the doctrine of dialectical materialism.
  3. For the last five years, the 63-year old agronomist has been astutely observing the political scene from the quiet of his rural hometown, Marmelade.

News

  • Answers from Winfield

    Regional agronomist Ryan Wolf shows the root systems from two corn plants at Winfield’s Answer Plot near Garretson, S.D.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Tri-State Neighbor

Quotes

  1. "An elderly agronomist doesn't make news, even when he is widely credited with saving the lives of 1 billion human beings worldwide," Alter wrote. "For Borlaug, still vital at 93, to win more notice, he would have to make his next trip to...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Jonathan Alter Source: DesMoinesRegister.com

  2. "You don't have to be an agronomist to know that if you keep adding that many mouths to feed each year, you are going to be in trouble," said Brown, of the Earth Policy Institute.
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Lester R. Brown Source: National Journal (blog)

  3. "There is not a specialist a round who can fix this," a sympathetic Nevin said yesterday. "We spent a lot of time, money and effort when I was at Motherwell. We listened to every agronomist, did everything they asked and got nowhere. To fix...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Pat Nevin Source: Times Online

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