SnapPlus 19 No Longer Available
We discovered some issues in the latest version of SnapPlus 19 which mandated that it no longer be available for download. We are working on a bug-fix release, and are in the process of vetting it now. This will be Version 20. As soon as it passes our testing, we will release it for beta testing, with full release to follow a few weeks after that.
If you need to install SnapPlus right now and don’t want to wait for the beta release, we do have a version 20 installer available.
SnapPlus 19 is faster than 18 and has some great new features. Release 19.3 fixes some issues that were discovered after 19.2 shipped in February.
Important Note for SnapPlus 19.0 Users: Do This First
Because of an issue with how SnapPlus 19.0 handled wells within 300 feet of fields, incorrect guidance messages may appear. To correct this, go to Tools | Farm Settings and select Clear All Field Restrictions. To restore the proper restrictions, perform an upload to and download from SnapMaps. For WPDES-permitted farms (CAFOs) with W or R soils, this will also require resetting the “Acknowledge use of proper techniques…” and “Depth to bedrock has been measured…” checkboxes for that field. To check those boxes for all fields in a farm at once, go to Tools | Farm Settings and select the appropriate “Acknowledge…” entry.
Important Note for All SnapPlus Users: Upload and Download
When you open an existing farm with a any new version of SnapPlus, your first step should be to upload the farm to SnapMaps, download it, and import from SnapMaps Fields and SnapMaps Restrictions. This updates soils, restrictions, and spreadable acres.
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
- CAFOs can indicate pre-tillage for liquid manure applications on fields with less than 20 ft to Silurian bedrock.
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
- New winter-only option for manure-prohibited areas
Change in default MRTN price ratio for corn
- To be consistent with current prices, SnapPlus default MRTN price ratio for corn is now 0.10. This will not change the N rates that trigger excess N flags. If needed, you can change the default MRTN for multiple fields and years using the Rotation Wizard.
Issues Fixed in 19.1
- If “Automatically open last farm” setting was on, double-clicking a SnapPlus farm database opened the wrong farm
- Setting yield goals in Rotation Editor caused various errors
- NM5 report was missing the crop year and some tables
- The FM8 report included inactive fields when calculating fertilizer totals
- Shallow Silurian label was incorrectly displaying orange even after import
- Some conduits to groundwater within 300 feet of a field were incorrectly triggering guidance messages even when they were further than 50 feet away (or, for permitted farms, further than 100 feet away)
- Program was not correctly identifying when there is fall tillage in checking for winter practice b
- The Fertilizer application rate entry column in the Nutrient Application Planner has a whole field fertilizer data entry box that gave “out of range” errors for reasonable application rates. In addition, on some computers the whole field fertilizer data entry box filled the whole column, making it appear like fertilizer applications could only be entered as a whole-field rate.
- Reports would not display the selected preparer. This is fixed, but only the preparer’s or consultant’s “Organization” displays on reports (not their name). If planners want their name to show, they should add it to the “Organization” line (e.g. “Joe Smith, Madison Crop Consulting”).
- Winter Triticale (forage) To Soybeans crops did not have tillages
Issues Fixed in 19.2
- Performance: 19.2 should be noticeably faster than 19.1 for several common operations
- Manure and fertilizer applications entered into the Rotation Editor reverted to default values for season, method or rate
- Field screen display unstable, particularly when editing field acres
- Cropping screen and cropping grid very slow when entering or changing cropping data
- SnapMaps field boundaries could be lost when using groups
- Changes made in the Nutrient Application Planner or Rotation Wizard were not displayed on the Cropping Grid
- Some compliance and guidance messages for applications of manure with less than 4% dry matter on soils with fall N restrictions were missing
- SnapPlus would hang when deleting crop years
- Sulfur-containing nitrogen fertilizers were not allowed (up to 36 lb N) on soils with fall N restrictions
- Applications from a Daily Log or Records were not displaying in the Nutrient Application Planner
- Importing a Daily Log spreadsheet changed the application method from Inject to Surface
- Import Manure Analysis was not importing
- Uploading to SnapMaps changed ditches to grassed waterways
Issues Fixed in 19.3
- Added Milk as a land-applied nutrient source.
- An error that caused application rate and other edits in the nutrient application planner to revert to previous values.
- Partial field applications imported from the daily log getting erroneous over-application compliance messages.
- Fall manure applications on N restricted soils were not getting correct compliance and guidance messages, including not flagging for fall applications of manure with DM <4% manure when incorporated/injected and no nitrification inhibitor.
- Fall N fertilizer applications were not flagging properly on fields with Municipal wells or < 5ft to bedrock.
- Deleting a single year on the cropping screen appeared to delete the wrong year.
- Downloading and importing spreadable acres was showing differences (highlighted orange) when the differences were only 1 tenth of an acre or less.
- The checks for conservation practices in a SWQMA were not working properly.
- Tile inlets did not upload and download correctly from SnapMaps.
- The application planner manure application rate calculator could not handle the amount applied with liquid manure applications on larger fields.
- The drop-down menu for adding new fertilizer sources was confusing.
- Manure application nutrients not showing on the cropping screen in the “This year’s manure”.
- Subfarms: First one created would not be saved. If all fields were assigned to subfarms, selecting default “—” item in dropdown displayed no fields and “Show all fields” as the name of the subfarm.
Incorrect orange highlighting on CAFO farm in Cropping screen (compliance messages correct)
- P Management Strategy in Bulk Reports: “Both” and “PI” selections were switched.
- Orange highlighting on Cropping screen for CAFO farm fields with 100-200 soil test P and manure applications when there was not a compliance problem.
SnapPlus requires Microsoft Windows; Windows 7 is the earliest supported version for SnapPlus 19. See Minimum System Requirements for details.
How to Install
SnapPlus uses a standard Windows installer and will install .NET 4.6, the Microsoft SQL Server CLR Types (not the entire SQL Server product) and Microsoft ReportViewer if needed. This requires Windows admin privileges. A typical install should take just a few minutes.
If you would prefer to manage your own prerequisites, you can download components as MSI files and install them separately.
We have a maintenance release in the works that fixes some issues that were found in the 19.3 release. Watch this site for the release of Version 20; if you need an updated version in the meantime, contact us for a beta of 20.0.
New Release Email Announcements
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