Good news farmers… Looks like Zynga Farmville is again turning its attention to makings things easier for the most essential activity in Farmville, which is growing Crops… The Dirt Farmer team presents to you an exclusive preview on this new interesting feature called Crop Irrigation…
Below are the images and info on the Irrigation Well, and the Sprinkler vehicle, which can be used to cut your crop grow time into half… Yes, 50% off on your crop planting time with each click… This feature is restricted to only the Home Farm… Anyways, check out the info below to get more info on this Home farm exclusive feature and remember to share the post with your Farmville friends if you find it informative…
The Loading Screen
The Initial Popup to place the Irrigation Well on farm
The Irrigation Well
The Irrigation Well is what you will need to build, and expand upon to get more water to sprinkle on your crops… It will possibly have 5 stages of expansions, with parts coming from craftshop, or buying them for FC… Once built, you can harvest the Irrigation Well once a day to get Water, which can be later used with the Sprinkler to Water the crops… Remember, the more you expand the Irrigation Well, the more water you get per harvest… Also there are 8 hour harvest and 16 hour harvest versions coded. Do let us know which you get.
Here are the Tutorial images for the Irrigation Well
The Stages of the Irrigation Well
You will have a bar at the top of your farm, indicating how much water you have at any given time
The Materials you will be using to build the Irrigation Well
Note that these parts are CRAFTABLE and must be made in the craftshop. They will only be available to craft in your craftshop once the feature has been released to you.
Red Bricks require 5 Gooseberries, 5 Cereses Carrot and 5 Purple Tulip to craft and yield one part per recipe. They take 16 hours per recipe to craft.
Water Pails require 5 Yellow Freesia, 5 Buckwheat and 5 Purple Potato to craft. Each recipe takes 16 hours to complete and yields 1 part.
Ropes require 5 Corn Flower 5 Licorice Plant and 5 Yellow Daffodil to craft. Each recipe takes 16 hours to complete and yields 1 part.
We are not sure if this is intentional or a glitch, but at this time, you can click on the same plots multiple times and reduce grow time each time, if you have enough water.
Now that we built and expanded the Irrigation Well, and harvested Water from it, we need to use some equipment to sprinkle the crops with Water so that we can grow them in half time… This is where we are introduced to another feature in the game, a brand new Equipment, the Crop Sprinkler… The Water that you collect will be shown in your Water Meter, just like the Turbo meter on your farm… You can use the Sprinkler to spray water on the growing crops to halve their grow time…
Effect on crops
You can access your Water Sprinkler from the same menu as other vehicles.
Check out the Tutorial Images for the Crop Sprinkler
As with any other equipment in Farmville, there are different options: The 0 coin Sprinkler waters 4 plots a a time, the 100 FC Sprinkler 6 plots at a time and the 150 FC Sprinkler 8 plots at a time.
Watering the Farm
Now that we have the Well, Water, and the Sprinkler, all that remains is to use them to water the crops, so that we can cut their grow time by 50%… All the collected water will directly go into your Water Meter, from where it will be auto-deducted whenever you use it on your crops… Remember that as of now, the entire Crop Irrigation feature is exclusive to the Home Farm only…
This completes our quick preview on the Irrigation Well, and the Sprinkler, both being part of the Farmville Crop Irrigation feature… If you like this post, do remember to share it with your Farmville friends… Happy Farming…