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dryland farming

noun
1.
a mode of farming, practiced in regions of slight or insufficient rainfall, that relies mainly on tillage methods rendering the soil more receptive of moisture and on the selection of suitable crops.
Also called dry farming.
Origin of dryland farming
1910-1915
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15
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