If your farm is a WPDES permitted farm the tab for this section will be labeled Daily Log, if this is a 590 farm this tab will be called Records.
Tutorial videos for the Daily Log/Records screen are available on the SnapPlus Youtube channel under The Daily Log Screen.
Crop Year: This control will filter the daily log/records and show only the daily log/records entries made for that crop year. If you import a daily log/records file and the log has entries for more than one crop year, each application will be displayed under the current year. After leaving the page and returning or sending the applications to the Nutrient Application Planner the applications will be under the appropriate crop year.
The Daily Log/Records grid will show only the field that is selected in the green navigation bar, unless the Show All Fields box is checked at the bottom of the screen. To adjust the grid column widths, hover over the column boundary until a double-arrow appears. You can then pull the column boundary to the desired width.
Note: Changing the application date will automatically set the Crop Year and Season defaults for the date entered. You should then change the Crop Year or Season to match your crop year if needed. For example, setting the Application Date to 2013-08-29 will set Crop Year to 2013 and Season to Summer. However, if you have already harvested your last crop of the year on that field, the Crop Year should be set to 2014 and the Season set to Fall.
The Daily Log/Records has four tabs: Manure, Fertilizer, Lime and Grazing applications. Select the appropriate tab to enter or modify log entries of each type.
Manure Tab: For manure applications you may choose either Loads or Rate by clicking on the corresponding radio button. When you select Rate or Loads the other column will be read only and the value calculating using the amount set in the other column. Note: You are not limited to entering the # Loads in your manure import file. By changing the header name in the excel file (.xls) to Rate or Spreader Rate, SnapPlus will import the rates and calculate the # Loads. Spreader Rate will open a dialog for the total amount spread on the field and the rate will be calculated. The columns in the grid below are for Non-CAFO farms.
Fertilizer Tab: Note that you can use the Dry Fertilizer Blend Calculator to calculate a blend for a group of fields (from the Tools menu, select Fertilizer Allocator). Entering a new Application date may affect the Crop Year or the Season values. Upon leaving the cell, if there is a change you will be prompted to either accept or cancel the changes.
Lime Tab may be used to enter lime data.
Grazing Tab: The daily log may be used for logging actual grazing operations. Before getting started, make sure your grazing herds and their associated nutrient sources are set up for the cropping year (see here for more information on grazing herd setup). When a grazing operation is complete, go to the daily log Grazing tab and add a new record. The Application Date should be the day the operation ended. If you haven’t already calculated the rate, click on the button in the rate cell to bring up the rate estimator.
The Field/Pasture Size will be the Acres Applied from the grid and it is read only. The Crop Year value is also from the grid and read only. Select the Herd name associated with the grazing nutrient source then enter the Days on Pasture and the Percent of each day spent grazing and the Estimated application rate is calculated. Selecting Apply will close the estimator window and fill in the Grazing Rate with the Estimated application rate. Note: If the herd name is not in the dropdown list, it may not be defined for the Crop. The Total Daily Production (all animals) must have a value greater than 0 to be used with the Daily Log.
: Displays the Import Daily Log Screen which allows importing data from an Excel file. Note that the area (Field acres) will be verified against the value already in SnapPlus. After the import completes, areas in excess will be reset to the SnapPlus value and a message displayed. Note: the imported data will have default values for Crop Year and Season based on the application date. You should modify these values to correctly reflect your crop year.
: This button produces different results for CAFO and non-CAFO farms.
•For non-CAFO farms, it adds a row to the data grid for a new daily log entry.
•For CAFOs, this only adds new rows if there is already at least one row in the data grid for that year. If there are no rows in the data grid, the Daily Spreading Log Entry form will be displayed. The required data have bold labels. You must supply all of the required data.
Note: This entry will have the Application Date set to the current date even if the Crop Year is set to a different year(adding to the log will usually be done the day of the application).
: Deletes the selected daily log row. If the row’s Added check box is checked, the related crop year manure applications will also be deleted.
: Deletes all of the daily log rows displayed. If the row’s Added check box is checked, the related crop year manure applications will also be deleted.
Show All Fields: If this checkbox is checked, all of the daily log entries for the fields in the group or subfarm selected will be displayed in the data grid. Otherwise, only the daily log entries for the selected field will be displayed.
Add to Nutrient Applications:
•If Unchecked only is selected, the Send to Applications button will add all of the rows that are unchecked in the Added column to the crop year’s manure applications.
• If All is selected, the Send to Applications button will add all of the rows. If a previous daily log application exists, it will be overwritten with the incoming data.
Send to Applications: The rows meeting the Add to Nutrient Applications selection will be added to the crop year’s manure. Note: The rows with the same Field, Date, Crop Year, Season, Source and Spreading Method will be combined into one application. Once a Daily Log entry has been sent to the applications, indicated by the Added checkbox being checked, you may not directly edit the application details; to do so, you must first uncheck the Added box, which will remove that daily log entry from the applications. After your edits are complete you will have to send that daily log entry to the applications again.
Note: When using Send to Applications with All selected, you will be given an opportunity to remove any previously planned manure applications for the fields and crop years listed on the daily log screen. The options available for removing previously planned applications may be seen in the image below.
DNR Notice: This button is only visible for WPDES permitted farms. When clicked, the Form 3200-123A (R 11/05) notice message is displayed.
Drag Hose: When clicked, a message will be displayed explaining how to enter data for Drag Hose applications.
Transferring Information to the Nutrient Applications Planner
The first column, Added: If this box is checked then the application in that row was already sent to the Nutrient Application Planner.
•If you are entering the data for the first time, you can use the Send to Applications button to group the daily log entries with the same basic information into one application, and send it to the Planned Applications for the crop year. A reference to the log and application are saved so there is a cross reference for which applications include which log items.
•If you have a mix of new and old entries, then you can choose which ones to send to the Nutrient Planner using the Add to nutrient applications radio buttons: either all of the records in the grid, or only those with the Added box checked.
•Editing data: If you want to edit an entry that has already been sent to the Nutrient Application Planner, you must first uncheck the Added check box, which will remove that daily log entry from the applications. After your edits are complete you will have to send that daily log entry to the applications again. You cannot directly edit any values that affect the application details if the Added box is checked.
Crop Year and Season: The Crop Year, and Season values are determined by the application date and may be changed. For example, late summer manure applications that are applied after a wheat or silage harvest will need to be switched to fall of the next crop year, if they are to be credited to that next year’s crop.
Fall: September 1 to November 30
Winter: December 15 to March 14
Spring: March 15 to June 14
Summer: June 15 to August 31
Dates in a calendar year that will automatically be credited to the next crop year: September 1 to December 31
Data used to calculate spreading rate:
•Acres Applied: May be different than the field's acres but may not exceed the number shown in gray italics in the Acres available column. The Acres available will be different for winter applications than other seasons for fields that include areas with winter manure application prohibitions. On permitted farms with SWQMAs, the Acres available can change with Application method and SWQMA strategy selection to account for either 25 ft or 100 ft no-manure buffers in the SWQMA. For more information see Acres Applied on WPDES Permitted Farms .
•Spreader Volume: Enter the spreader volume.
•# Loads: Number of loads spread on that field that day.
For more information on this topic please refer to the How to Use the Daily Log tutorial.