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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈɡɹɒlədʒi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /əˈɡɹɑlədʒi/
- Hyphenation: agro‧lo‧gy
- (rare) A subdiscipline of agronomy (the science of utilizing animals, plants, and soils) and of soil science which addresses the influence of edaphic (soil-related) conditions on crop production for optimizing it. [from mid 19th c.]
- 1849 April, “Count Gasparin’s Introductory Lecture on Agriculture. Translated for the Working Farmer.”, in James J[ay] Mapes, editor, The Working Farmer: A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to Agriculture—Embracing Horticulture, Floriculture, Gardening, &c., volume I, number 3, New York, N.Y.: Published by Kingman & Cross, […], published 1850, OCLC 493774048, page 35, column 3:
- Earth.—We have to examine its nature in connection with its products; this is the object of a technologic science, derived from mineralogy, and to which we give the name Agrology.
- 1897, Wellford Addis, “Chapter XXVII. Colleges Endowed by Congress for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.”, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior; […] In Five Volumes (House of Representatives Document; no. 5), volume V, part 2, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, OCLC 857807246, section IV (The Agricultural Course in the French Colleges of Agriculture), page 1261:
- The subject of agriculture will in this school be considered under (1) agrology, or the study of the surface of the earth as to its origin, composition, and physical and chemical properties, […]
- 2013, Pavel Krasilnikov; Ma. del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena; Robert J. Ahrens; Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo; Sergey Sedov; Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo, “Soil Research and Soil Mapping History”, in The Soils of Mexico (World Soils Book Series), Dordrecht; Heidelberg: Springer Science+Business Media, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-5660-1, →ISBN, ISSN 2211-1255, section 2.2 (Early Soil Research), page 7, column 1:
- The Director of the ENA Marte R. Gómez-Segura […] reconstructed the school, and in 1923 invited Alfonso González-Gallardo, who was then recognized as one of the "fathers" of Mexican soil science for the development of agrology. […] The first agrology college was inaugurated in Villa de Meoqui, Chihuahua, in 1928.
- (chiefly Canada) The science and art of agriculture. [from mid 20th c.]
- 2014 February 5, Jon Entine, “Bee Deaths Reversal: As Evidence Points away from Neonics as Driver, Pressure Builds to Rethink Ban”, in Forbes, New York, N.Y.: Forbes, Inc., ISSN 0015-6914, OCLC 1088420850, archived from the original on 8 February 2014:
- Although excluded from the Ontario study group, [Chris] Cutler, [Cynthia] Scott-Dupree, and David Drexler, an agrology consultant, published an analysis of all bee-kill incidents reported in Canada from 2007–2012.
subdiscipline of agronomy and soil science
science and art of agriculture