Farming Simulator 19 – Withering and Harvest Guide


Withered crops will turn grey.

If you let your plants stay in the field for too long, they will wither. You can’t do anything with them: the field must be plowed or cultivated and sown. How quickly the plants wither can be seen on the map: the field in which the plants are waiting to be harvested is yellow and goes through two successive phases (up to dark orange). If need to harvest crops from several fields, select those that have the darkest color on the map first. In such a situation it is also worth slowing down time in the game options. In the settings you have the option to turn off plant withering. Sugarcane does not wither.


The harvest takes place when the plant reaches its last growth stage – that’s when it turns a characteristic yellow color.

A combine with a maize / sunflower harvesting module.

Harvesters are used for harvesting. All grains use the same type of harvester, with sunflower and maize requiring a suitable module. This is not the case with the rest of the plants:

  • Grains: wheat, barley, oats, rapeseed, soybean – harvested using a grain module.
  • Maize and sunflower – with the maize module,
  • Sunflower – if you grow it in bulk, you will find a special module exclusively for harvesting sunflower; the harvester then moves 50% faster.
  • Potatoes, sugar beet, cane and cotton – each of these plants requires a special harvester, available in two versions: cheaper – connected to the tractor; more expensive – self-propelled.

Use tractors with narrow tires to avoid damaging your plants when emptying the harvester.

Most harvesters are don’t have the capacity to hold all the yield during a harvest. Use a semi-trailer vehicle to empty the harvester and allow it to continue working. You can pour potatoes and beets straight into the field to collect them later. Cotton leaves large blocks of bales behind, to be harvested with special trailers.

You can add dedicated trailers to grain harvesters to avoid the need to empty them using other vehicles.

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