agricultural chemical (s) (noun)
, agricultural chemicals (pl)
A chemical compound used as an aid to agriculture; agrochemical: Agricultural chemicals include fertilizers, soil conditioners, insecticides, and herbicides.
agricultural chemistry (s) (noun) (no pl)
The study of chemical substances for agricultural purposes: Agricultural chemistry is the science dealing with the enrichment of the soil, destruction of insect pests, and the control of plant and animal diseases.
agricultural energetics (pl) (noun)
The various forms of energy involved in the process of agriculture: Agricultural energetics
can refer either to inputs (for example, human labor, animal power, electricity, etc.) or to useful outputs (such as food, manure, etc.).
Specifically, agricultural energetics concern the relationship between energy in the form of food produced and the energy input required to achieve this production.
agricultural geology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The use of geology in agricultural applications: Agricultural geology is used in relation to the nature, formation, and distribution of soils.
agricultural lime (s) (noun)
, agricultural limes (pl)
Lime (calcium oxide, CaO) which is used as a soil conditioner; Agricultural lime is used as a soil improver and reduces the acidity of the soil.
agricultural mechanics (pl) (noun)
The principles and use of mechanics for agricultural purposes; Agricultural mechanics deal with the development of agricultural equipment,including automated feed mixers.
agricultural meteorology, agrometeorology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The use of meteorological information for agricultural purposes: Agricultural meteorology is used in the protection of crops from a predicted frost.
agricultural residue (s) (noun)
, agricultural residues (pl)
The substance that remains after agricultural products have been harvested or obtained: Agricultural residue can be used as 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 (s) (noun) (no pl)
A term for the period in history beginning shortly before the Industrial Revolution: Mrs. Lawson taught her students about the Agricultural 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 area in the study of agriculture: The field of agricultural science encompasses the parts of exact, natural, economic, and social sciences which are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture.
agricultural scientific studies (pl) (noun)
The scientific studies of all aspects of farm production: Agricultural scientific studies includie soil management, crop production, animal husbandry, and the processing and marketing of farm products.
agriculturalist (s) (noun)
, agriculturalists (pl)
Someone who is engaged in farming: An agriculturalist
is also concerned with the science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
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.
agriculture (s) (noun)
, agricultures (pl)
The science and art of cultivating the soil, including the allied pursuits of gathering in the crops and rearing livestock; tillage, husbandry, farming (in the widest sense): The science of agriculture
includes the art and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
In her classes, Mary learned about agriculture as being 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
Goddess of agriculture. Symbols: sheaf of wheat, poppies, and the cornucopia (the horn of peace and plenty).
agriculturer (s) (noun)
, agriculturers (pl)
Someone who is involved with the science and art of cultivating the soil: Tom was an agriculturer who had the jobs of rearing his livestock and tilling the land by plowing, sowing, raising, and gathering in the crops.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)":