agri-, agrio-, ager

(Greek > Latin: fields; wild, savage; living in the fields, via ager, agri.)

agricultural chemical
Any chemical compound used as an aid to agriculture, including fertilizers, soil conditioners, insecticides, herbicides, etc.
agricultural chemistry
The use of chemical substances for agricultural purposes; such as, enrichment of the soil, destruction of insect pests, and the control of plant and animal diseases.
agricultural energetics
1. The various forms of energy involved in the process of agriculture, either as inputs (for example, human labor, animal power, electricity, etc.) or as useful output (such as, food, manure, etc.).
2. Specifically, the relationship between energy in the form of food produced and the energy input required to achieve this production.
agricultural geology (s) (noun)
The use of geology in agricultural applications; for example, in relation to the nature, formation, and distribution of soils.
agricultural lime
Lime (calcium oxide, CaO) which is used as a soil conditioner.
agricultural mechanics
Using principles of mechanics for agricultural purposes; such as, in the development of equipment including automated feed mixers and other machines.
agricultural meteorology, agrometeorology (s) (noun)
The use of meteorological information for agricultural purposes, as in the protection of crops from a predicted frost.
agricultural residue
A fuel source composed of plant parts, primarily stalks and leaves, that are not harvested for use as food or fiber; for example, corn stalks and husks, wheat straw, or rice straw.
Agricultural Revolution
A term for the period in history beginning shortly before the Industrial Revolution, when significant improvements in agricultural production were achieved through such means as land reform, crop rotation, livestock improvements, and innovations in technology; for example, improved plows.
agricultural science (s) (noun), agricultural sciences (pl)
A broad, multidisciplinary field that encompasses the parts of exact, natural, economic, and social sciences which are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture.
agricultural scientific studies
A reference to the scientific studies of all aspects of farm production, including soil management, crop production, animal husbandry, and the processing and marketing of farm products.
Someone who is engaged in the science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.
Whoever could make two ears of corn . . . grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind . . . than the whole race of politicians put together.
—Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
agriculture (s) (noun), agricultures (pl)
1. The science and art of cultivating the soil; including the allied pursuits of gathering in the crops and rearing live stock; tillage, husbandry, farming (in the widest sense).
2. The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.
3. The process, business, or science of producing food, feed, fiber, and other desired products by the cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock).
Agriculture and Fertility: Demeter, Ceres
Greek: Demeter (goddess)
Latin: Ceres (goddess)

Goddess of agriculture. Symbols: sheaf of wheat, poppies, and the cornucopia (the horn of peace and plenty).

agriculture, agronomy
A career in the production of plants and animals useful to humans, involving soil cultivation and the breeding and management of crops and livestock.

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