Agronomy is a branch of agricultural science that deals with the study of crops and the soils that they grow in. This is the science behind producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber and land reclamation.
From a business perspective, agronomists calculate the best way to use soil in order to yield optimum results. Agronomists measure soil salinity and nutrient levels to figure out the best way to utilize a section of land. By conducting tests on the soil and seeds, they can look for ways to increase soil productivity and improve the quality and nutritional value of crops. By knowing the content of a soil, as well as the ideal environments for a variety of crops, agronomists can pair crops
to land in order to yield the highest quantity of high-quality crops, which can translate to the most
money made for that area of land.