Crop Fields are a primary mid-game source of food for settlements, with continued relevance into late game.
Crop Fields are the primary source of Beans and Root Vegetables (long-lasting foodstuffs) and Flax, a critical component in producing Linen Clothing locally for your villagers (a key product for both global happiness and prevention of Maladies.
Additionally, crop fields are an alternate source of Greens (shorter lasting foodstuff that provides greater food variety and prevents certain Maladies) and Grains, which are useful in the production of Bread, Beer, and feeding of Cattle herds.
Crop List[edit | edit source]
|Higher-yield Beans crop, Heat Tolerant and slightly longer to grow than peas, boosts fertility and provides minor weed suppression
|Fast-growing Beans crop, Cold tolerant with smaller yield than beans, boosts fertility but no weed suppression
|Fast-growing Grain crop, moderate yield and limited fertility reduction but high heat tolerance and maximum weed suppression
|Grain crop, large yield (high dependency on current fertility%) and large fertility reduction but high heat and cold tolerance along with minor weed suppression
|Grain crop, large yield (moderate dependency on current fertility%) and somewhat large fertility reduction but high heat and cold tolerance along with substantial weed suppression
|Fast-growing Root Vegetable crop, Cold-tolerant, limited fertility impact, no weed suppression.
|Extremely fast-growing Root Vegetable crop, Cold-tolerant and moderately heat-tolerant, provides moderate weed supperssion
|Flax crop, used in production of clothing not food, Heat-tolerant and moderately cold-tolerant, provides minor weed suppression
|Greens crop, moderate yield but strong tolerance to all field and temperature conditions, provides minor weed suppression
|Greens crop, massive yield with similar tolerance to all field and temperature conditions but somewhat large fertility reduction. No weed suppression.
|No product is produced by this crop, but provides moderate weed suppression and fertility boosts to fields.
|No product is produced by this action, farmers will spend the duration removing weeds and rocks from fields to improve yields.
Basic Strategy[edit | edit source]
While soil fertility can be improved, it is helpful to review fertility levels (hotkey: F) prior to deciding on placement of fields as Fertility is often the largest impact on crop yields.
As managing of croplands is one of the most complex elements of the game, it is strongly recommended that players review our extended Farming guide elsewhere on the wiki.
This guide (and others like it) can be reached via the top navigation through Gameplay >> Game Concepts