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dryland farming

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

Definition of dryland farming in English:

noun

chiefly North American
A method of farming in semiarid areas without the aid of irrigation, using drought-resistant crops and conserving moisture.
Example sentences
  • 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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