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What's new in version 19

What's new in version 19

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What's new in version 19

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What’s New in SnapPlus 19 / Release Notes

 

New SnapPlus Desktop Features

Automatically fills out most of the 590 Checklist for you

Substantial speed improvements

Copy Years feature streamlined and extended

CAFOs can import and export actual yields

CAFOs have a new Liquid Waste Storage calculator

More options for Nutrient Systems

More pre-built templates for Daily Log and Records import

New SnapMaps Features

Annotations can be placed anywhere on your map

Improved PDFs, up to 3 user-selected map images per page and "smart legend" showing only items on your map

Updated soils data and other new layers (e.g. shallow Silurian bedrock)

New winter-only option for manure-prohibited areas

Known Issues

No significant issues are known for this version.

If you need to run both 19 and an earlier version on the same machine, see How to Run Two Versions of SnapPlus on One Computer.

To skip the release notes and get help with using SnapPlus right away, see 12 Steps to Developing a Plan Using SnapPlus.

How-to videos are at http://snapplus.wisc.edu/news-help/how-to-videos/; for support, see Contact Information.

New double crops:

Oat-Pea Forage to Sorghum-sudan forage

Pea, field to Sorghum forage

Winter triticale to soybean

Crops with new cover crops

Beets table to small grain cover crop

Corn grain, aerial seeded rye cover

Lima bean to small grain cover crop

Sorghum-sudan forage to small grain cover crop

Winter wheat (grain) to small grain cover crop

Winter wheat (grain+straw) to small grain cover crop

Annual cover crop, spring-planted, not harvested

Added tillages:

No-till, green plant: This is for planting directly into a growing cover crop that is terminated later. Corn, grain; Corn silage, Corn silage to small grain cover, Soybeans 15-20 inch row

Alfalfa/Brome Seeding Fall: Fall vertical till

Alfalfa/Brome Seeding Spring, Oat-Pea Forage w/ Alfalfa Seeding Spring, Oat-Pea Forage w/ Alfalfa/Brome Seeding Spring, Oat-Pea Forage w/ Alfalfa/Grass Seeding Spring, Oat-Pea Forage w/ Red Clover Seeding Spring, Oatlage w/ Alfalfa/Brome Seeding Spring: Fall vertical till and Spring vertical till

Beets table and Beets table to small grain cover crop: Fall chisel, disk; Fall chisel, no disk; Spring chisel, disk; Spring chisel, no disk; Spring field cultivation.

Lima bean: Spring vertical till

Oat-Pea Forage: Spring vertical till

Oat-Pea Forage to Direct Seeded Legume Forage: Vertical till

Sorghum-sudan forage: Fall chisel, no disk; Spring chisel, no disk, and Spring vertical tillage.

Sweet Corn early plant (before May 20), Sweet Corn middle plant (May 20 - June 10), Sweet Corn late plant (June10 or Later): Fall vertical till, Spring vertical till, Strip till.

Sweet Corn early plant (before May 20) with small grain cover crop; Sweet Corn middle plant (May 20 - June 10) with small grain cover crop; Sweet Corn late plant (June10 or Later) with small grain cover crop: Fall chisel, no disk; Fall vertical till; Spring vertical till

Winter Rye (forage) to Sorghum-sudangrass: 1st crop No-till:  2nd crop vertical till

NOTE: For all no-till overwintering and annual small grain cover crops, changed seeding operation in RUSLE2 from “Drill or airseeder, double disk” to “Drill or air seeder single disk openers 7-10 in spac.”. This will lower the STIR value of seeding from 6 to 2.

Notes on cover crops

There is no way to make a non-broadcast interseeded cover crop in RUSLE2, so for drilled inter-seeded cover crops, use the aerial seeded version.

For cover crops that are broadcast following harvest, use the no-till seeding.

For winter killed cover crops and cover-crop mixes, use the annual cover crop choices.

There are now two crop choices for growing season covers:

Annual cover crop, spring-planted, not harvested,

Small grain cover crop, not harvested

For spring-planted crops following over-wintering cover crops, any tillage prior to seeding the new crop kills the cover crop in RUSLE2. For no-till and strip-till crops without a tillage operation prior to planting, the cover crop is killed by a spray operation 5 days prior to seeding. Note that this will cause soil loss to be slightly underestimated if the cover crop is killed more than five days prior to planting. For the no-till green plantings, the spray operation for killing the cover crop is put immediately before seeding the new crop in RUSLE2.

 

The What's New for version 18 is here.

The What's New for version 17 is here.