dry farming

noun

Definition of dry farming

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

Other Words from dry farming

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

Examples of dry farming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Importantly, Daugs added, much of the valley’s agriculture is dry farming. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Dry Farms goes through a vigorous selection process to ensure that their winemakers use natural methods, farm on living soils using only dry farming techniques which are more sustainable and produce better fruit. Jeanette Hurt, Forbes, 1 Feb. 2022 Many think dry farming, or farming without irrigation, could be a solution to ongoing droughts, but that style of agriculture is also difficult without rain. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Sep. 2021 Oregon State is researching dry farming, which sounds like an interesting column idea for next year. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021 The Hopi rely on rains to grow corn, carrying on ancient traditions of dry farming the desert. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2021 Oregon State is researching dry farming, which sounds like an interesting column idea for next year. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021 Oregon State is researching dry farming, which sounds like an interesting column idea for next year. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021 Oregon State is researching dry farming, which sounds like an interesting column idea for next year. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dry farming

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Dry farming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20farming. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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