agro-

(Greek: land, soil, field, fields; earth; wild, as one who lives in the fields; wildness; savage, savageness)

agronomic
Application of the various soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production; scientific agriculture.
agronomics
The science of the distribution and management of land.
agronomist (s) (noun), agronomists (pl)
A person who studies or is an expert in crop production and soil science: The famed agronomist worked for the government farm management department.
An expert in the art or science of crop production.
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agronomy, agronomical, agronomically
1. The management of land, rural economy, husbandry.
2. The theory and practice of agricultural management, crop production, and husbandry.
3. The scientific study of crop production and soil management, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
agrophile (s) (noun), agrophiles (pl)
Anything that thrives in farm lands.
agrophilous (adjective), more agrophilous, most agrophilous
1. A reference to living in agricultural soils.
2. Relating to a natural existence in grain fields.
Agropyron
Perennial grasses of temperate and cool regions: wheat grass; dog grass.
Agrosaurus
This nomenclature (meaning “wild country or hunting lizard”) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Thecodontosaurus. Named by British paleontologist Harry Govier Seeley (1839-1909) in 1891.
agrosilvicultural (adjective), more agrosilvicultural, most agrosilvicultural
A reference to the growing of crops and trees in the same units of land. A subdivision of agroforestry.
agrosilvopastoral
The combination growing of crops, trees, and pasture/animals in the same units of land; a subdivision of agroforestry.
agrostographer
Someone who writes about grasses.
agrostographic
A reference to a written description of grasses.
agrostography
Description of grasses.
agrostologist (s) (noun), agrostologists (pl)
Someone who is skilled in the study of grasses.
agrostology (s) (noun)
1. That part of botany that deals with grasses; graminology.
2. A division of systematic botany concerned with the study of grasses.

Grass is a form of plant life that first grows under your feet and then over your head.

—Evan Esar

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; geo-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; sord-; terr-.