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(Agriculture) (functioning as singular) the science of agriculture


(ˌdʒi əˈpɒn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the art or science of agriculture.
2. gardening or farming in soil (contrasted with hydroponics).
[1600–10; < Greek geōponikós, derivative of geōpón(os) farmer]
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GEOPONICS A Study of the Earth beneath the surface B Theory of rock formation C Science of agriculture who am I?
Berkeley concludes that “the stage is set for a paradigm shift in crop production from conventional geoponics or cultivation in soil to hydroponics or soil less cultivation.
The term is derived from the Latin hydro, meaning water and geoponics meaning the study of agriculture.