Farming Simulator 19 Beginners Guide

Beginners tips and tricks for Farming Simulator 19 to help you get better.

The new rendition of the most famous farming game in the world is out and there is a lot of new stuff that both beginners, as well as intermediate players, can get to know in order to increase their crop yield. Our Farming Simulator 19 Beginners Guide will be telling you all that you need to know in order to get started with the 2019 edition of Farming Simulator.

Farming Simulator 19 Beginners Guide

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the series or a new player who wants to give farming a go, there is a fair amount of complexity to the game.

Our FM19 Guide can help you get off on the right foot by making sure that your farm has a solid foundation off of which you can build and become a successful option.

Let us go ahead and take a look at some of the key ways that you can ensure your farm is doing well right from the get-go.

Lease Machines

When you are starting out in the game, leasing machines can bring you huge benefits.

Although you cannot really justify leasing machines towards the later stages of the game due to the fact that they cannot be upgraded or modified, leasing will ensure that you do not have to spend a lot of money in order to get your hands on some good farming equipment.

Be Careful with your Plants

Remember that just like in real life, you will destroy plants if you ride on top of them. This option can be disabled from the menu if you feel like the game becomes too difficult with it.

If you want to ensure that the plants do not destroy each other, remember that you must fertilize the field before you start planting. You also need to fertilize the plants once again when you are in the first phase of growth.

Resetting Vehicles

Sometimes, even the best of players can end up overturning their vehicles or other devices. When this happens, the only option you have is the rest button. You can access the reset button from the map. It is found right next to the store button.

Remember that if you reset your vehicle, you will end up losing everything that was in it, even your fuel.

Storing Crops

At the start of the game, you will not have your own storage space. You can store your crops in the public silos found near the railway tracks or on the ground.

This has no charge so you can save your money for farm expansions and upgrades. Remember that some of the crops cannot be lifted unless you have spoons and stripe systems (root crops are one example of this).


You can only weed your plants during the first and the second growth phase. Make sure that you do not forget to weed out your crops or you’ll lose 20% of your yield.

You can also weed out uncultivated fields to destroy all the weeds that have sprung up in there. There is also the alternative of spraying weeds, although that can still allow them to grow back up later.

When to Buy Fields

You can buy nearby fields that are being farmed on by AI players. The best way to do that is to wait until a field has been cultivated and the crop has been planted on it.

This way, you do not have to waste your time and resources planting the crops and can instead reap the harvest much sooner than you would otherwise be able to.


Whenever you are harvesting any kind of a grain, remember that the harvester will leave behind many straws that you can harvest. The straw can then either be used in animal husbandry or be sold as it is.

Make sure to turn it off in your combine harvester if you do are not planning on collecting it or it will end up blocking other important operations that are being performed.

You can collect hay, manure from cow, wood chips, or firewood from lumbering. Sell all of these to get an extra bit of cash in your pocket. Earning from them is definitely better than just wasting them.

Machine Efficiency

Picking the right vehicle for the right job is important. If you pick a tractor that doesn’t make the cut for a heavy task, you’ll end up finishing tasks much slower than you should.

To avoid losing any time, pick the correct tractor appropriate for the scenario. You might need capacity more than speed sometimes, so manage accordingly.

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