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dry farming

n.
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.

dry farming

n
(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

dry′land farm`ing

(ˈdraɪˌlænd)
n.
a mode of farming for regions of scant rainfall, relying on suitable crops and water-retentive tillage methods. Also called dry farming.
[1910–15, Amer.]
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It also has approximately 90 Acres in tilled dry farm, is very secluded and has year-round access to a paved and plowed county road.
His operation is on 126 acres of land he owns in the dry farm and range country west of the Yellowstone River, where neighbors are scattered along a grid of gravel roads leading to the site.
A dry farm in Arkansas may cost far less per acre than one that has world-class duck hunting.
In dry farm (known as water putty because water must be added), it dries to the shade of new wood but can be tinted with dry color.
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After a series of public hearings, Deschutes County commissioners have decided to allow dry farm lands to be converted to resorts as a conditional use.