From acaricide to zorse, these glossaries have been put together to help you decode agriculture terms. Some of them are multilingual, perfect for linguists who want to specialise in this field or are struggling with translating a text on the matter.
Farm World – An agricultural glossary from Farm World. Just look up the word you need defined on this website.
Nova Scotia – A 10 page downloadable document with a focus on agricultural words and their definitions.
Agro Web – A website dedicated to animal nomenclature and terminology, in English and Slovenian. This glossary contains the most common animals, especially those grown in farms.
Amon Carter Museum – Shorter than others, but definitely worth a look. You never know what you might find in this farming glossary.
Canadian Soil Information Service – Agriculture works closely with soil science, so here is a glossary of terms commonly used in soil science you may find useful.
University of California – A glossary dedicated to terminology related to pest management of agricultural grounds.
European Comission – The common agricultural policy of the EU has its own set of terms, which are thoroughly explained on this website.
Letham Shank Farm – It’s equipped with a search function and with short and simple definitions. It’s the glossary of farming and countryside terms from Letham Shank.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – When talking about crops, you need to understand the specific terminology. Here is a glossary of the most commonly used terms in ‘crop talk’.
Department of Primary Industries – Over 130 pages of Australian agricultural terms. Download it or browse it online – you choose!
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation 1 – A fantastic resource when it comes to agricultural terminology. A multilingual glossary which you can download in PDF format or browse online with a search function, from English to Arabic, Spanish, French, Chinese and Russian. We love it!
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation 2 – Just as awesome as the one before, with the same language options, a glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Browse it online with this friendly search function.
Reynolds Center – If you’re interested in understanding the basic terms associated with agriculture-related topics, then here is a glossary on this exact topic. Not as encompassing as others, but it will give you a head start.
Webref – From the always useful Webref, here is a glossary of agricultural terms and definitions of terminology related to the science of agriculture.
LandIS – 9 pages of soil related terms, also available in a downloadable document.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Pesticides are widely used in agriculture, so here is a glossary of terms and terminology related to pesticides.
University of Arizona – A ten page downloadable document, also on the subject of pesticide terminology.
IFA – A great source of information on fertilizers, a multilingual glossary of fertilizer terms, with options to search in English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese.
IUPAC – 80 pages dedicated to pesticides and related terms, as well as acronyms and abbreviations in the last chapter. You can even download it for later use.
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Browse through definitions related to agricultural biotechnology. Not as long as others, but definitely a glossary worth a browse.
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation – A book which you can browse online! Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture.
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