Farming Simulator 22: How to Get and Use Fertilizer

Wondering how to get and use fertilizer in Farming Simulator 22? Here's how to start feeding your crops.

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Fertilizer will help you and other farmers increase crop yield in Farming Simulator 22. Whether you’re working for yourself or looking to complete a contract, this miracle grow is a foundational element of the game. Here’s how to get and use fertilizer in Farming Simulator 22.

How to Get Fertilizer in Farming Simulator 22

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To get fertilizer in Farming Simulator 22, follow these simple steps:

  • Open the buying menu.
  • Go to Objects (the fourth option down).
  • Choose either pallets or bags.
  • Buy whichever fertilizer you want. 

Overall, I think the Korn-Kali Solid Fertilizer or Helm Solid Fertilizer bags are good go-to picks for most applications for most of the game. They’re cheaper than the pallets by $100 and give you just as much. Manure can be good once you get livestock and is a free alternative. It’s relatively harder to spread, though, so keep that in mind.

How to Use Fertilizer

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To use fertilizer in Farming Simulator 22, you’ll need a spreader. These can be purchased with other farm equipment in the Buy menu. Bigger Spreaders cover larger areas, and depending on the plot you’ve purchased, you may want several spreaders of various sizes to use fertilizer efficiently. 

Follow These steps to use fertilizer in Farming Simulator 22:

  • Buy a spreader.
  • Buy fertilizer.
  • Back the spreader up to the fertilizer at the shop.
  • Press the button prompt that appears in the vehicle menu to fill the spreader. 
  • Go to a field. 
  • Activate the spreader using the button prompt in the vehicle menu. 

Fertilization Tips

You can see how much fertilizer you have in a spreader by looking at the horizontal meter in the bottom right of the screen, left of your vehicle’s speedometer.  

As you spread fertilizer, you’ll see its area of effect. Further, the fertilized area will be slightly darker if the field has been recently tilled. 

How to Not Destroy Crops

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To use fertilizer and not destroy your crops, do one of the following:

  • Get thinner tires on your equipment. 
  • Hire a worker to do the job.
  • Turn off crop destruction in the Settings menu. 

I recommend turning off crop destruction if you’re OK with losing some realism. It’s the easiest option of the three, though hiring a worker isn’t too much money, either. 

Fertilizer Contracts

A note on fertilizer contracts. You’ll need to provide your own fertilizer for these jobs, which isn’t lucrative in the early game. Once you’ve purchased some land and have a way to store fertilizer, these become better options. Lastly, if you lease equipment for one of these contracts, the equipment is automatically returned once the contract is completed – taking any fertilizer left in the spreader with it. 

And that’s how to get and use fertilizer in Farming Simulator 22. It’s easy to do once you know where to look and the machinery you’ll need to apply it. However, the game doesn’t hold your hand, so we hope this article has helped you. For more, head over to our FS22 guides hub.

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Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.