Guide on Growing Potatoes and Beets in Farming Simulator 19

This is a guide and tips for playing Farming Simulator 19.

Potatoes and sugar beets are crops that grow underground and have a high yield of almost 100,000 liters per hectare in Farming Simulator 19. However, they require special machines that are expensive and not suitable for beginners. In this chapter, we will explain the cultivation process and the machines required for growing these crops. Both crops need a ploughed field before planting, and they are stored on the ground, preferably under a shed. Loading is done using a belt system.

  1. If you are wondering which crop to start with, choose beets.
  2. Unlike combine harvesters, beets can be harvested in the rain.
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar beets

Potatoes


To plant potatoes, fill the planter with potatoes from the previous harvest. The potato planter can be found in the Potato growing technology tab, and you can choose between Gimme GL 420 or GL 860 Comacta. The first model is smaller and does not fertilize the field during planting. These planters are quite slow, and you fill them up traditionally using seed pallets purchased in the shop. You can also fill the next batch by pouring potatoes from the previous harvest into the planter.


Avoid using Grimme SE 260 for harvesting potatoes unless you intend to drive it yourself. Instead, use a combine harvester attached to the tractor, such as Grimme SE 260 or ROPA Keiler 2. Avoid using the Grimme SE 260 as the width of the overlap used to cut the protruding parts of the potato is wider than the harvester, making it difficult for workers to avoid potato stripes. The ROPA harvester does not need a front cover attachment.


For a better option, use a Grimme Varitron 470 Platinum Terra Trac, a self-propelled combine harvester found in the Vehicles section. This vehicle does not require a tractor to work and has twice the harvesting area and more than twice the speed, making it the best choice for investing in potatoes.

Sugar Beet

Sugar beet is easier and cheaper to grow than potatoes, but the profits generated by it are also smaller. To plant beets, you only need any planter and a ploughed field.


To harvest beets, you can buy a Grimme FT 300, which you attach to the front of the tractor and a Grimme Rootster 604, which is attached to the rear. Compared to potato harvesters, this one is fast and reliable when used by employees.

The Ropa Panther 2 is a self-propelled and self-sufficient combine harvester that offers pure driving pleasure. Although it is relatively expensive, it is also highly efficient. The Beet growing technology section in the Vehicles category includes three models of combine harvesters: Ropa Panther 2, Tiger 6 XL, and Holmer Terra Dos T4-40. The machines vary in their capacity and header width, which can be found in the Tools shop section under Beet growing technology. Each machine has a corresponding beet header, and they all work perfectly and reliably, making working with them a pure pleasure.

In addition to these combine harvesters, the self-propelled harvester section also includes the ROPA Maus 5 and Holmer Terra Felis 3. However, these machines are not designed for harvesting beets, but rather for lifting them from the ground. These tools allow for storing the beets in the field instead of having to drive a tractor behind the combine harvester. The crop can then be collected in a semi-trailer using this machine in no time at all. However, this tool is only suitable for a few hectares of fields.

FAQ

1. What is the best way to prepare the soil for growing potatoes and beets in Farming Simulator 19?

The first step in preparing the soil for potatoes and beets is to plow the field. This will loosen the soil and make it easier for the crops to grow. Then, use a cultivator to break up any remaining clumps of soil and create a fine seedbed. After that, use a seeder to plant the potatoes or beets at the appropriate depth. Make sure to fertilize the field before planting to ensure healthy growth.

2. How often should I water my potato and beet crops in Farming Simulator 19?

You should water your potato and beet crops regularly to ensure healthy growth. It is recommended to water them every 2-3 days, depending on the weather conditions. If it is particularly hot and dry, you may need to water them more frequently. Make sure not to overwater the crops, as this can lead to root rot and other issues.

3. When is the best time to harvest potatoes and beets in Farming Simulator 19?

The best time to harvest potatoes and beets is when they are fully mature. This can take anywhere from 90 to 120 days, depending on the variety and growing conditions. You can tell that they are ready to harvest when the leaves start to turn yellow and die back. Use a harvester to dig up the crops, and then use a trailer to transport them to a storage facility.

4. How can I increase my yield when growing potatoes and beets in Farming Simulator 19?

To increase your yield when growing potatoes and beets, you should make sure to plant them in fertile soil and apply fertilizer regularly. You can also use crop rotation to prevent soil depletion and disease. Additionally, make sure to harvest the crops at the right time and handle them carefully to avoid damage. Finally, consider investing in higher-quality equipment, such as a more advanced harvester, to improve efficiency and yield.

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