Definition of dryland farming in English:

dryland farming

Syllabification: dry·land farm·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈdrīˌland ˌfärmiNG
(also dry farming)


chiefly North American
  • A method of farming in semiarid areas without the aid of irrigation, using drought-resistant crops and conserving moisture.
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    • He developed dry farming and irrigation methods.
    • This latter group of small private producers combine livestock with dry farming and are referred to in this paper as small landowners.
    • In Italy, dry farming with little irrigation was the norm.

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