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.

Origin of dryland farming

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
Also called dry farming.
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