Agronomy the study of using plants for multiple purposes

Different examples of agronomic crops

There are many different examples of agronomic crops such as:

  • corn
  • rice
  • wheat
  • beans

About Agronomy

  • agronomy: the study of using plants for multiple purposes
  • focuses on different ways to use land beneficially
  • consists of biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, soil science, water science, pest management, and genetics (

About Agronomists

Agronomist studying a certain plant
  • average salary is about $60,000, but can range from about $35,000-$95,000 (
  • study how plants grow, different ways to help plant growth, and the benefits and disadvantages of newer farming technologies
  • can perform work inside and/or outside
  • 5% job growth in agricultural jobs for the decade 2014-2024 (
Comparison of salaries between life scientists, agricultural and food scientists, and all occupations (as of 2015)

This is called crop spraying. There are many pros and cons about using this technology for crops such as being able to prevent weeds in fields, but at the cost of using harmful chemicals.

Here is a field of rice. Rice is one example of an agronomic crop.

This is an agronomist studying in a field.

Adam Gaspar talks about the career of being an agronomist.


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