dry farming in Italiaans
Great efforts have gone into water-saving irrigation systems and dry farming, which have raised the effective utilization rates of irrigation water and natural rainfall alike.
As regards permanent dry farming crops, the base area for the purposes of determining aid scales has been reduced from 20 ha to 5 ha. -
Situated at 328 metres altitude, the municipality has 59,142 hectares, spread over countryside, plains and clay soil, used for dry farming.
The olive tree has been always dry-farmed, often with associated crops, either herbaceous or woody, and almost always in poor, marginal land.
The gross production value per hectare of irrigation is equivalent on average to just over six times that of dry farming, and in some areas, it can be up to 20 times more.
With the Defence Regulations imposed by the Costa Carlos III, many castles and other defenses were built, these allowed the growth of villages which were mainly engaged in grazing and dry farming.