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Farming Simulator: Can you harvest while it’s raining?


If your crops are ready to harvest, the worst thing that can happen is rain. Well, if rain is all that’s on the horizon, you’re left with very few options.

Can I harvest while it’s raining in Farming Simulator?

Farmers can’t harvest their crops while it’s raining. While rain cannot destroy crops directly, it can prevent you from harvesting them. If you leave your crops at “Ready to harvest” for too long with withering turned on, they could wither and die.

If your crops are at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of growth, wait until the rain stops and then go ahead and harvest them. If your crops are already at Stage 3 harvest, the next stage is withering.

As you can see, rain cannot destroy crops directly, but it can prevent you from harvesting, which can result in withering.

There are exceptions

It is only the combine and the cotton harvester that can’t be used when it’s raining. You can use the sugar beet harvester to harvest sugar beets during rain or hail. Rain doesn’t negatively affect sugar beets and other crops that can’t soak in moisture.

Disable crop growth or withering

As a workaround, you can turn off crop growth or withering until it stops raining and you won’t lose your crops. However, if you like playing real, you can accept the idea that you might end up losing your crops. Rain can sometimes last up to 24 or 48 hours.

Why you can’t harvest when it’s raining

Moisture makes it impossible for farmers to harvest high-quality grains and properly process crops. Wet crops can clog up the harvester and choke it out. Additionally, wet grain gets soggy, loses its quality, and can quickly rot if not dried quickly.

Keep in mind that harvesters are massive machines. A wet field makes driving very difficult and create massive ruts.

To keep things realistic, Farming Simulator’s devs don’t allow players to harvest crops while it’s raining. Wet crops quickly lose quality and rot faster.

There you go, I hope this quick guide answered your questions.

What do you do when it’s raining and you can’t harvest your crops in Farming Simulator? Do you often disable crop growth or withering? Let me know in the comments below.

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