Dry Farming Collaborative

Dry Farming efficiently utilizes residual soil moisture through proper soil management and use of hardy crop varieties, to reduce reliance on unsustainable irrigation practices in seasonally dry ecosystems.

The Dry Farming Collaborative is a group of growers, extension educators, plant breeders, and agricultural professionals partnering to increase knowledge and awareness of dry farming management practices with a hands-on participatory approach.

Bulletin Board

2019 DFC Winter Meeting: Presentations, Handouts, and Notes

The 2016-2018 Variety Trials Report is now available

January 30th, 2019

Working with the USDA Northwest Climate Hub, the Dry Farming Collaborative conducted field trials from 2016 through 2018, to compare the performance of diverse field and vegetable crop varieties using dry farming practices. In addition to Oregon State University researchers, 30+ growers across western Oregon participated in this comprehensive research effort.