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A type of farming practiced in arid areas without irrigation by planting drought-resistant crops or by employing moisture-enhancing techniques such as planting seeds deep in the ground or using and maintaining a fine surface tilth or mulch that delays evaporation. Also called dryland farming.
dry farm n.
dry′-farm′ (drī′färm′) v.
dry farmer n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Agriculture) a system of growing crops in arid or semiarid regions without artificial irrigation, by reducing evaporation and by special methods of tillage
dry farmer n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a mode of farming for regions of scant rainfall, relying on suitable crops and water-retentive tillage methods. Also called dry farming.
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