How to Clear Land for Farming

Clearing a farmland must be ideally carried out within a span of period between late fall and early winter. The reason for this is to lessen the soil compaction as well as prevent any unnecessary soil which is being discarded together with the brush.

Clearing the land for purposes of farming usually takes more time than any other task, organization, and most especially hard work and effort.

This task is definitely challenging and not for a person of a faint heart. There are several things needed in this task as well. These things are tractor, brush removal machine, trailer, shovels, chainsaw, and heavy duty chains.

Steps on Cleaning the Farm

First step is for you to pick up stones and rocks from the place which you have decided to become the farmland. Place all the rocks that you have picked in a trailer. This is for removal later. Keep in mind that larger boulders and rocks can be removed and unearthed from the farmland through the use and help of heavy duty chains and a tractor. The second step there is for you to do is back-filling. This means that you will have to back-fill with all the dirt that you could muster the holes which are the result of the removing of boulders which you have cleared up. You must make sure that there is enough soil which is new in back-filling the holes. For this to be a success, you must completely compress the fresh dirt which you have put in the hole. This way you will be ensured that the new soil you have filled has been greatly added into the present depression.

Moreover, when clearing a land for purposes of farming, you will have to cut down the trees present in your targeted area. Cut these down using chainsaw. In this part, your hard work will actually be benefit immediately since you can make many uses from the cut trees. Firewood can be cut from these felled trees in this case. Then, you may do away the firewood that you have made once you are done cutting. You can then stack these several firewood in a suitable and proper place for future purposes and uses. The tree stumps which will be one of the end results of your tree cutting are also removed through digging around every stump. Following this is for you to attach the heavy duty chain around all these stumps. You can also uproot them by using the tractor that you have bought. These stumps will then be taken away for purposes of burning or even in furniture making.

Finishing Touches

Take away any vegetation and thickets which are dense on your farmland with the use of a brush machine. Then plow the vegetation of the now cleared land so as to enrich the soil.


  • margaret kirimi said on September 19, 2011
    Thank You for the idea. I am a young farmer who wishes to start a farming business. Am interested in planting cereals like maize and beans. My location is Eastern province, Meru north district Igembe north division, a place called Kangeta near Maua town. I wish to know what is important in growing cereals, the time of year, what fertilizer is good and how long it takes for them to grown and ready to go to market. Kind regard.
  • puran chand said on October 22, 2011
    Is pig farming allowed in delhi? Can i get land on lease by delhi government for this purpose ?
  • Catherine Gitau said on January 11, 2013
    first is to appreciate the advice this website is offering. I would like to plant potatoes on 1 acre land i acquired in Rift valley, which is the best breed, how many sacks of potato seeds am i required to buy, what fertilizer is good and amount and the planting space between the lines. with regard
  • Khalid Maktari said on February 17, 2013
    We have new farm in Morogoro, Tanzania where we think we can cultivate Sesame, Sun flower, Soybean, and Maize. Thank you in advance. Khalid
  • elizebeth said on July 29, 2014
    would like advice on managing a farm
  • Emmanuel Akut said on November 29, 2014
    (1) i want to know the equipment use for irrigation
    (2) I want to know how to clear a land with a hoe, tillage, sucking bed, & manual application.
    the aim, the theory, interment, procedure, observation, precaution & conclusion.
  • mulongo julius said on January 18, 2015
    I want to know more about maize planting am in uganda
  • Sanjaykumar said on August 17, 2015
    We have land in Morogoro 3700 Acre. we are looking Good and Honest Partner for the development of Farming Business. The farm is on Bank of Wami River Near Kilosa. We can cultivate all kind of vegetables, Soybean, Oil Seeds, Castors, and many more.....
  • Sujit said on October 19, 2022
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