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
•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.
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
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.