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dry farming,

farming system adopted in areas having an annual rainfall of approximately 15 to 20 in. (38.1–50.8 cm)—with much of the rainfall in the spring and early summer—where irrigation is impractical. Seeding rates are used that correspond to the soil water supply; management practices that minimize water loss and soil erosion are also utilized. The land is often summer-fallowed (not used for crops) in alternate years to conserve moisture. Dry-land crops must be either drought-resistant or drought-evasive, i.e., maturing in late spring or fall; special varieties of crops such as wheat, barley, corn, sorghum, and rye are often used.

dry farming

[¦dri ′färm·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Production of crops in regions having sparse rainfall without the use of irrigation by employing cultivation techniques that conserve soil moisture.
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If you want to dry farm, you should use rupestris stock, like St.
Ohmart added, "Probably the biggest reason Lodi growers do not dry farm is that the yield would be too low.
Most irrigation canals deliver less and less water due to thick siltation that wastes more water before reaching the dry farms.
The committee was told that military has 23 farms in which 3 farms were dry farms, where animals were shifted due to some reasons adding that these animals do not produce any thing so their cost also included in the milk/dairy farm.
Now, I have no option but to burn my dry farms," said Buvan, a farmer of Adul village.
It is a country of orchards and mixed farms, dry farms, ranches and the Great Western Ranges.