agronomy (n.) Look up agronomy at Dictionary.com
"science of land management for crop production," 1814, from French agronomie, from Greek agronomos "overseer of land," from agros "a field, a farm; the country (as opposed to the town)" (see acre) + -nomos "law or custom, administering," related to nemein "manage" (see numismatic). Related: Agronomist; agronomic.