dry farming


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.]
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Dry farming needs a greater attention of the nation.
Throughout this sequence we propose that such production was based on dry farming of cereals, predominantly barley, with leguminous species and flax being grown in horticultural plots in low-lying areas of higher water-table, seasonal inundation or (less likely) small-scale irrigation systems.
live and dry farming industry, and most importantly the grant study requirement relationships with major South Carolina collagen institutions, all of which, for strategic purposes, Mr.
At this point, John began to investigate organic growing and the vineyard was certificated in 1989 - a radical step made more controversial the following year by the introduction of dry farming.
Dry farming was the industry of the day as landowners tilled their properties with wheat and barley - more than 700 workers were employed at one point in the beet industry - rather than the citrus groves that would later come with irrigation systems.
From a purist's standpoint, dry farming means growing crops without any irrigation to supplement rainfall.
In order to interpret the images, first the studied area was visited, and by asking question from native people and the knowledge obtained from the region, five types of land use including: Rangelands, Irrigation farming, Dry farming, Gardens and Urban were selected.
The company will regenerate a 5,000-hectare dry farming tract in an unspecified location in Angola for $88.
Results of this research showed that planting rice has caused basic changes in many characteristic of Mollisols compared to lands used in dry farming or for growing pastures (Table 1).
The techniques will include propagation, conservation and preservation of local seeds, local materials for pest and insect control, dry farming techniques to include mulching with local materials, water harvesting techniques and methods on site to include a back up water line from the APUA.
Layth Ben Becher, President of the Tunisian Farmers' Union said, on his part,that "the Tunisian agriculture has failed to ensure desired production rates, particularly in dry farming.