A genus of Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria of the family Rhizobiaceae: Agrobacterium bacteria are typically plant pathogens that form galls or tumors on the roots or stems of plants.
agrobacterium (s) (noun)
, agrobacteria (pl)
A short rod-shaped aerobic microorganism of the genus Agrobacterium: Agrobacteria can cause plant diseases, such as crown galls.
agrobiologist (s) (noun)
, agrobiologists (pl)
An expert in the field of plant nutrition and growth: An agrobiologist is a specialist in the line of bacteria and microorganisms in soil regarding the growth of crops and the feeding of domestic animals.
agrobiology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The study of the breeding, nutrition, and growth of crops: Agrobiology
deals especially with soil management.
Agrobiology is the quantitative science of plant life and plant nutrition.
agrobusiness (s) (noun)
, agrobusinesses (pl)
The businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products: agribusiness: Some modern agrobusinesses specialize in new farming techniques in order to improve their production of products.
agrochemical (s) (noun)
, agrochemicals (pl)
A chemical used to improve the quality of farm products: Hormones, fungicides, or insecticides are agrochemicals
that upgrade the production of crops.
An agrochemical is used in agriculture, especially as a biologically active one, such as a weedkiller or a fungicide.
agrocinopine (s) (noun)
, agrocinopines (pl)
Any of a class of opines present in crown gall, a type of plant tumor: An agrocinopine
is a diesterified acid of sucrose and L-arabinose.
An "opine" is a bacterial growth substance coded for genes injected into the plant genome from Agrobacterium, a parasitic bacterium that causes crown gall disease in the plants it infects.
agroclimatology (s) (noun)
, agroclimatologies (pl)
The study of climates as applied to the effect on the productivity of plants and animals of agricultural importance: Agroclimatology is a field of climatology that deals particularly with the factors and effects of agroclimate.
agroecologist (s) (noun)
, agroecologists (pl)
An expert in or a student of the design, development, and management of sustainable agricultural systems: An agroecologist studies the applications of ecological principles while considering existing social, cultural, and economic factors of farming communities.
agroecology (s) (noun)
, agroecologies (pl)
Ecology as applied to agriculture: Agroecology
is the study of the relationship between the environment and agricultural crops.
Agroecology is the science dealing with the connection s between agricultural systems and their environments.
agroeconomic, agro-economic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to agricultural economy: Agroeconomic financial issues can arise among farmers collectively.
agroeconomics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The study of finances concerned with agriculture: Because Jeff wanted to go into farming, he thought that taking a course in agroeconomics would help him in keeping track of and managing his monetary concerns.
agroecosystem (s) (noun)
, agroecosystems (pl)
The ecological relationships of agriculture in general or of a particular agricultural locale: Agroecosystems consists of the biotic and abiotic components of an agricultural system, including not only the livestock and cultivated crops, but also the water supply, other plant and animal species, soil characteristics, climate, and human input.
agroenvironment (s) (noun)
, agroenvironments (pl)
General ecological effects affecting agriculture or relating to a particular agricultural region: Tom learned that agroenvironment pertained to the soil and climate in his area and how they influenced his farming.
agroforestry (s) (noun)
, agroforestries (pl)
A form of land use in which woody perennials thrive on the same piece of land and are integrated along with conventional harvest-producing plants and livestock: Modern applications of agroforestry is the intentional growing of trees on the identical unit of ground as agricultural crops and with pastures for farm animals that are raised to produce commodities, such as meat, milk, leather, and wool.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)":