Dry farming or dry-land farming may be defined as a practice of growing crops without irrigation in areas which receive an annual rainfall of 750 mm – 500 mm or even less.
Key elements of effective combat with perils of Dryland agriculture
- Capturing and Conservation of Moisture
- Effective Use of Available Moisture
- Soil Conservation
- Control of Input Costs
Dryland agriculture is subject to high variability in areas sown, yields and output. These variations are the results of aberrations in weather conditions, especially rainfall. Alternate crop strategies have been worked out for important regions of the country: