dry farming


Definition of dry farming

: farming on nonirrigated land with little rainfall that relies on moisture-conserving tillage and drought-resistant crops

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Other Words from dry farming

dry-farm \ ˈdrī-​ˌfärm How to pronounce dry-farm (audio) \ transitive verb
dry farm noun
dry farmer noun

Examples of dry farming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wine list will play a role, too, highlighting wines from small producers who use dry farming as a way to reduce water consumption. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Asian-American cocktail bar Viridian opens in Oakland," 4 Feb. 2020 The town was once a trading center for ranching, dry farming, and oil production. Jennifer Percy, Harper's magazine, "The Skinning Tree," 20 Jan. 2020 Grapevines can tolerate heat and drought, and dry farming is traditionally practiced in parts of Europe. CBS News, "How wineries from Oregon to France are adapting to climate change," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of dry farming

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dry farming was in 1878

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“Dry farming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20farming. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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