Manor Lords a working farm with crop fields in fallow
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How to increase soil fertility in Manor Lords

Plant more crops.

There are many factors to ensuring that your kingdom in Manor Lords prospers, and one of the most crucial is farming. A steady rotation of crops provides food for your citizens and bolsters your markets, so staying on top of soil fertility is important. No one likes a famine, so here's our handy guide for how to increase soil fertility in Manor Lords.

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How to restore your farm's soil fertility in Manor Lords

When it comes to farming in Manor Lords, the fertility of the soil in a field is prone to dropping quickly with each crop harvest. Thankfully, there are a couple of different methods to help restore that fertility and get your farm back to producing the food your town needs.

Manor Lords using the Fence Up feature to help restore soil fertility on a farm
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The first method is by enabling Crop Rotation on a specific field you've placed. After a harvest, the field will be designated as Fallow for at least one annual cycle, during which time no crops are grown. This gives the soil time to restore the fertility lost.

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The second method to restoring soil fertility is by using the 'Fence Up' feature (as seen above) on an established crop field. This allows you to temporarily use a Fallow field as a pasture for livestock. Between the two, it's the faster way to restore lost fertility.

However, to do this you first need to have the 'Fertilization' perk unlocked in the farming section of the Development branch. You'll also need 5 x Planks, which can be crafted by bringing timber to a Sawpit.

Above all, make sure that you're building and sowing your crop fields in an area suitable for a particular crop. You can always check an area's soil fertility for wheat, flax, or barley by looking at the Overlay system. If the area is yellow or green, it's suitable for crop growth. If it's orange or red, you'll want to avoid planting anything there.

That concludes our guide for how to increase soil fertility in Manor Lords. We hope you found this helpful, and let us know how your farming experience has been in the game so far.

Be sure to check out all of our other guides and news for Manor Lords at Pro Game Guides, such as the best buildings and developments to unlock first.


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