Content by Amy Garrett
This publication provides an overview of dry farming, describes some of the management practices that support growing organic vegetable crops without supplemental irrigation in this region, and offers some additional resources.
Common misconceptions and key points about dry farming: Case study of dry farmer with more than 40 years of experience
Commercial and non-commercial producers in the Pacific Northwest are already facing challenges of increasing weather variability and a changing climate. Reduced snowmelt, higher temperatures and drought directly impact water supply for growers. While farmers can do little on their own to prevent climate change, they may be able to change irrigation practices, select more drought ...
Three 10’ x 100’ plots have been established at Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (OCCUH) in Corvallis to demonstrate dry farming practices in several crops including dry beans, tomatoes, potatoes, squash and melon. In Western Oregon these crops are typically irrigated with between approximately 12 to 20 inches or 300,000 to 500,000 gallons of water per acre depending ...