Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

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Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by dunnjob » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:54 pm

Vegetation management idea:

Any grass area will need to be mowed at least twice a year (so this would require seasons). This would apply only to property owned by the player. If a property is not mowed bushes spring up first. If ignored long enough, trees sprout randomly that require a chainsaw to cut down. This would mean a player would need a Bush Hog (rotary cutter) that cuts grass but leaves none left to collect. This addition to the game would validate the need for 3pt mount mowers and tow behind mowers other than the hay mowers currently in the vanilla game as well as lawn mowers for around houses, etc.

What do you think?
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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by Fifty1990 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:34 pm

Nice idea will give people something to do between spraying seeding harvesting
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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by frankfarmer » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:58 pm

Also if you could graze the area with livestock too, this would prevent it from becoming too overgrown.

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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by dunnjob » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:35 pm

frankfarmer wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Also if you could graze the area with livestock too, this would prevent it from becoming too overgrown.
Even grazing land has to be mowed at least once a year to keep from being overgrown. (At least here in the Southeastern US). After 5 years without mowing you'd need a bulldozer here.
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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by blue_painted » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:16 pm

dunnjob wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:35 pm
frankfarmer wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Also if you could graze the area with livestock too, this would prevent it from becoming too overgrown.
Even grazing land has to be mowed at least once a year to keep from being overgrown. (At least here in the Southeastern US). After 5 years without mowing you'd need a bulldozer here.
Here in the UK you do too ... run over with a topper to keep down the nettles and thorn bushes that only goats will eat!

Oh wait ... how about goats too? :)
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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by ThatCanadianGuy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:19 pm

Twice a year is a bit aggressive in northern climates, In real life we had areas of the farm we would mow once every 5 years or so to keep the trees down which weren't even half an inch in diameter, big tractor mounted mowers can handle a lot.
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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by Illinois Farmer » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:22 pm

We mow our waterways, ditches, pastures at least 3 times a year. We mow our hay fields 4 times a year.
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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by niggle44 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:33 am

Hedge cutting would be good.

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Re: Vegetation management - Idea for FS21

Post by dunnjob » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:14 pm

niggle44 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:33 am
Hedge cutting would be good.
Yes, especially on European maps. I've seen some really cool equipment for that.
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