Agronomists are scientists who look for ways to increase soil productivity (in other words, to raise more food on the same amount of soil). They also work to improve the quality of seed and the nutritional value of crops.
Agronomists work to develop methods that will improve the use of soil and increase the production of food and fiber crops.
They conduct research in crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, and other areas.
The agronomists provide farmers with agricultural information about how to grow and care for plants and soils in certain environments. Factors such as climate, roots, moisture, weeds, pests, fungi, and erosion can pose significant challenges when farmers attempt to produce a plentiful harvest.
Agronomist findings give farmers crucial information and tips for not only producing crops, but also for conserving our natural environment. Concerns of food and water security, air quality and climate change, soil loss and degradation, health and nutrition, and many others motivate agronomists to continually explore our agricultural resources.
In order to preserve, expand, and reclaim the use of plants and soil for food and fuel, farmers must integrate every new agronomy finding into their approach to tending to their crops. By understanding the importance of agronomy and the agricultural resources around us, we allow plants and soil to reach their full potential and we reap the benefits.
In agronomy, it’s important to understand the properties of the soil and how the soil interacts with the growing crop; what nutrients (fertilizers) the crop needs and when and how to apply these nutrients; the ways that crops grow and develop; how climate and other environmental factors affect the crop at all stages.
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