Definition of dryland farming in US English:

dryland farming

(also dry farming)


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

    • ‘This latter group of small private producers combine livestock with dry farming and are referred to in this paper as small landowners.’
    • ‘He developed dry farming and irrigation methods.’
    • ‘At the same time, shrublands and forests began to be cleared and converted to dry farming.’
    • ‘In Italy, dry farming with little irrigation was the norm.’
    • ‘The majority of producers combine dry farming, small-scale cattle ranching, and off-farm activities.’


dryland farming

/ˈdrīˌland ˌfärmiNG/