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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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According to him, the ABP partnership between the CBN and RIFAN will ensure that 200,000 farmers are given fresh funds to plant rice in the dry farming season in addition to another 500,000 farmers that will be inculcated in the wet farming season.
The farmers started using water from Moragahakanda for wet farming as well as dry farming and they plan to cultivate paddy and other crops both in Yala season and Maha season for the first time this year.
The secret to success with dry farming comes from the roots it encourages.
He was the author of two significant books on scientific agriculture, Crop Production in Western Canada (1920) and Dry Farming in Western Canada (1921).
The deficit affected dry farming (92% of agricultural land in Tunis).
Only 12% of the total land area is under cultivation (arable land, orchards and vineyards) and less than one-third of the cultivated area is irrigated; the rest is devoted to dry farming.
99 on the Mix Six Price) is produced in Chile using a dry farming method, where the vines aren't watered at all unless absolutely necessary.
These zones are rangeland, dry farming zone, and agricultural zone (Tabassum, 2012a).
Therefore, the main purpose in this research was to study the effects planting rice had on the trend of changes and developments in these soils and to compare these effects with those of dry farming systems or with using the land for growing pastures.
Smith said he irrigates new vines for a few years before converting to 100% dry farming.
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.
In other places, as in much of the upland Kayenta area, they established agricultural communities in areas that are now marginal for dry farming.