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Relationship of Agronomy with other Sciences

 Agronomy is having relationship with both basis and applied sciences.

1. Basic sciences are those which reveal the facts or secrets of nature and comprise subjects like chemistry, physics, math’s, botany, zoology.
2. Applied sciences are those in which the theories and laws propounded in basic sciences are applied to problems in agriculture and other fields. Agril chemistry comprising, soil, planet, fertilizer, and dairy chemistry developed from basic science of chemistry.
3. Agril Botany covers planet nutrition, plant physiology and planet breeding developed from botany & chemistry.
4. Planet pathology & economic entomology developed from botany & Zoology.
5. Agril extension developed from psychology, sociology and anthropology.
6. Agronomy is essentially an applied science and is largely dependent on basic and other applied science.
7. Knowledge of all the science is necessary to learn the basic facts, regardless, of whether they would be of any practical value of agriculture.
8. All the applied sciences are important for advancement of agriculture, which are closely related to each other and no branch can progress without to help of allied science branches.
9. Agronomy is synthesis of several disciplines like soil science, agril chemistry, crop physiology, planet ecology, biochemistry & economics. Agril chemistry & soil science deals with: a) Management of acidic, saline & alkali soils. b) Application of fertilizers. c) Effects of physical, chemical changes (modifications) on soil environment.
1. Physiology deals to meet their requirement.
2. Breeding deals with evolution of new verities & exploitation of hybrid vigor.
3. Economics deals for economically crop production.
4. Pathology & entomology deals with effective control of diseases & pests.

Coordinated Approach:
1. Since the applied sciences are so interrelated the specialists cannot work in isolation but have to work in coordination with each other to solve the problems of agriculture rapidly and efficiently.
2. For Example: the Planet breeder while evolving a HYV (High yielding Variety) of any crop must take the help of planet pathologist to test the resistant or susceptibility of the new strain to diseases, physiologist to make sure that the new strain has not developed any undesirable qualities and of the agronomist to test the behavior of variety under field condition.   

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