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dry farming

Origin of dry farming


[drahy-fahrm] /ˈdraɪˌfɑrm/
verb (used without object)
to engage in dryland farming.
verb (used with object)
to grow (a specified crop) by means of dryland farming.
1915-20, Americanism
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dry farmer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dry farming
  • Each study area is comprised of land that is primarily used for grazing and dry farming agriculture.
  • Farmers had difficulty growing crops, but with the invention of dry farming and improved machinery they sometimes made a profit.
  • These settlers made their living by dry farming, mining, and lumbering.
  • It was not until the dry farming era that these lands wee seen as suitable for settlement.
  • Historically, it has been used for agricultural purposes, mainly dry farming.
  • Lands farther from the site are used for dry farming, irrigated farming, and residences.
  • Actively develop dry farming and apply such technologies as plastic mulching, deep plowing and protective farming.
British Dictionary definitions for dry farming

dry farming

a system of growing crops in arid or semiarid regions without artificial irrigation, by reducing evaporation and by special methods of tillage
Derived Forms
dry farmer, noun
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