Knowledge of farming crops. This not only affects the speed that you can gather your crops, it also affects the yield when harvesting. In other words, unskilled farmers will mess up some of your crops.
|Ways to Train:|
Farming is the ability to obtain output from farm buildings. It affects the success rate (further multiplied by the specific enviroment score of the crop) of harvesting crops and the amount of time it takes to harvest them. The ability can be trained by harvesting crops and by using the Grain Silo.
|Racial Experience Multipliers|
-Hive Soldier Drone
-Southern Hive Soldier Drone
-Hive Worker Drone
-Southern Hive Worker Drone
|All multipliers are either 0.8x or 1.2x unless marked otherwise.|
There are three different environments in Kenshi. Some crops only grow well in specific environments. Players can find out the environment their surrounding area through Prospecting. Environments are based on Zone boundaries.
Crop growth rates are also dependent on the fertility of the surrounding area. Information on fertility can also be found through prospecting.
Players can avoid being affected by environments and fertility by researching and constructing hydroponics.
Buildings and Technologies
|Farm||Technology||Cost to Learn|
|Cactus Farm||Cactus Farming||2 Cactus, 2 Books|
|Cotton Farm||Cotton Farming||2 Cotton, 2 Books|
|Riceweed Farm||Riceweed Farming||2 Riceweed, 2 Books|
|Wheat Farm||Wheatstraw Farming||2 Wheatstraw, 2 Books|
|Hemp Farm||Hemp Farming||2 Hemp, 2 Books|
|Vegetable Farm||Given from Start||2 Greenfruit, 2 Books|
After researching Hydroponics, which requires Research Bench V (5) and an AI Core, characters can research ways to grow specific crops indoors. Hydroponics allows factions to settle anywhere without concern for the area's Environment.
After researching the standard farms, characters can build four (4) different sized farms. Farms can be upgraded or downgraded. Hydroponic farms can only be built in one (1) size.
|Farm Type||Crops Available for Farming||Plants Needed to Build||
Number of Crops
|Small||Cactus, Cotton, Greenfruit, Hemp, Riceweed, Wheatstraw||10 of Crop||Variable||Water|
|Medium||Cactus, Cotton, Greenfruit, Hemp, Riceweed, Wheatstraw||25 of Crop (Cactus & Hemp 20, Rice 30)||Variable||Water|
|Large||Cactus, Cotton, Greenfruit, Hemp, Riceweed, Wheatstraw||40 of Crop (Cactus & Hemp 30, Rice 50)||Variable||Water|
|Extra Large||Cactus, Cotton, Wheatstraw||60 of Crop (Cactus 40)||Variable||Water|
|Hydroponic||Greenfruit, Hemp, Riceweed, Wheatstraw||10 of Crop,
4 Iron Plates,
|Crop||Water per day||Growth time (hours)||Harvest time||Produce|
|Cactus||2||24||S: 3h, M: 6h, L: 9h, XL: 12h||S: 16, M: 32, L: 48, XL: 64|
|Cotton||10||30||S: 2h48m, M: 5h37m, L: 8h26m, XL: 11h20m||S: 30, M: 60, L: 90, XL: 121|
|Greenfruit||10||23.33||S: 1h52m, M: 3h16m, L: 4h35m||S: 40, M: 70, L: 98|
|Hemp||6||21.6||S: 2h20m, M: 3h45m, L: 6h||S: 25, M: 36, L:64|
|Riceweed||10||15||S: 2h48m, M: 5h09m, L: 7h35m||S: 30, M: 55, L: 81|
|Wheatstraw||5||22||S: 2h20m, M: 4h41m, L: 7h01m, XL: 9h22m||S: 25, M: 50, L: 75, XL: 100|
In certain biomes and regions, River Raptors or Swamp Raptors may attempt to eat your crops. This causes your characters to attack them which in turn either leads to free skin and meat or dead farmers.