Farming Simulator 19: Getting Started Guide and Tips

Farming Simulator 19 (FS19), the latest entry in the Farming Simulator video game series brings over a dozen types of crops. However, plowing, sowing and cultivating or fertilizing in FS 19 involve complex steps that will put all your knowledge to the test as a virtual farmer. Therefore, in this guide we’ll give you some useful tips and step-by-step guide to help you get you started in FS 19.


First step involves plowing your fields. You do this with a cultivator or a plow, which loosens the soil nicely. So take an empty field and drive with any tractor and attached plow or cultivator For that you can use the cultivators and plows such (Plows: Agromasz POH 5, SPSL 9, Salford 8312 or Cultivators: Amazone Cenius 8003-2TX Super, Bednar Terraland TO 6000 HM.

If plows or cultivators are already fixed, then you must extend the device and then lower it. You can do this via the device control. Now you can start and loosen the bottom of the entire field to get it ready for the next step: sowing.

Farming Simulator 19, Getting Started Guide, Tips


You can now use laying machines and seed drills to sow the seeds. You have to fill this with seed from seed pallets. You can buy these from traders and decide which of the 13 crops you would like to sow.

Note that some seeders can do the field preparation and sowing at the same time. So check out the dealer's descriptions of which machines can do this.

Once the seed drills are filled you can dock them to the tractor as usual, switch them on and finally lower them to start sowing the field.

When the crops in your fields are fully grown, it's time for harvesting. For this you need a combine with a suitable harvesting machine.

You have to buy the right cutting unit depending on the chosen combine harvester. Then you have the cutting unit coupled to the combine, you have to extend it before you can turn on the cutting unit. It is lowered automatically.

Then you can start the harvest. Then place a trailer, such as the nearby Farmtech TDK 1600 , into which you unload your crop across the pop-up tube of the thresher.

You can now drive the trailer to a point of sale with a tractor, or you can store your crop in a silo if you want to sell it later. The procedure described applies to the crops wheat, barley, oilseed rape, sunflower, soybeans, corn, oats and poplars so application. For other crops, however, you must pay attention to what we explain below:

For root crops such as potatoes and sugar beets, as well as oil radish and cotton, special things have to be taken into account when harvesting:

- Root crops (potatoes and sugar beet): These crops require special sowing and harvesting machines. The easiest way to do this is with self-propelled machines such as the Grimme Varitron 470 Platinum Terra Trac for potatoes or the Ropa Panther 2 for sugar beets, which collect the crop in one go. Since these harvesters are very expensive, you can do it differently. First you have to remove the herb with a tractor and attached cabbage beaters (eg Grimme KS 75-4 ) and then you can pull the fruits out of the ground with a harvester like the Grimme SE 260.

- Oil radish: This plant will not be harvested at the end, instead you should cultivate it with a cultivator in order to use it as basic fertilizer for the next harvest. The yield of the next harvest then increases by 30%.

- Cotton: For the cotton harvest special harvesters are required! For sowing, you first have to fill the Lizard Module 4 laying machine with seed pallets and then expose it to a tractor. Only the Case IH Module Express 635 will be considered for the harvest. You must then load the finished cotton bales onto the special Lizard Module X pendant before you can finally bring it to the point of sale.