What's New in MMP?
New features in version 0.33 (as of 10-Mar-2014, release 0.3.3.2):
- Minor updates to phosphorus indexes in Illinois, Ohio, Oregon, Washington.
- Updated for new NRCS Toolkit land use codes.
New features in version 0.33 (as of 20-Dec-2013, release 0.3.3.1):
- Support added for Nevada, South Carolina and West Virginia
(total of 44 states supported).
- Updated initialization file for Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia,
Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Washington, Wyoming.
- Phosphorus Index added for Maine, Nevada,
New Hampshire, South Carolina, West Virginia
(total of 36 states supported).
- All-new Phosphorus Index added for Illinois, Kentucky.
- Phosphorus Index updated for Georgia, Oregon, Washington.
- Phosphorus Index fixes for Arkansas, Wyoming.
- Storage capacity calculator: can now enter density to override default
- Updated soils for all states.
New features in version 0.32 (as of 30-Nov-2012, release 0.3.2.1):
- Support added for Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho and
- Phosphorus Index has been added for Connecticut, Utah and
- Phosphorus Index updated for Arkansas.
- Updated initialization files for Arkansas, Illinois,
Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.
- Updated soils for all states.
New features in version 0.31 (as of 22-Nov-2011, release 0.3.1.0):
- Support added for New Hampshire.
- Phosphorus Index has been added for Florida, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island and Vermont.
- Phosphorus Index updated to version 4 for Colorado.
- Updated initialization file for Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska.
- Fix for rate calculator when state does not permit multi-year phosphorus
application on P-limited field.
- Updated national NRCS CNMP templates.
- Updated soils for all states.
New features in version 0.30 (as of 11-Oct-2010, release 0.3.0.1):
- Support added for Maine and Virginia.
- Updated initialization files for Georgia and New Mexica.
- Phosphorus Index has been added for New Jersey and Virginia.
- Phosphorus Index has been updated for Arkansas to use new version.
- Duplicate Application command has been added to the Manure
Applications grid's popup menu. This allows you to duplicate a manure app
for other fields.
- Create Zip File for Submitting Plan button has been added to the
Tools dialog's Export tab. This .zip file can be submitted along with
the nutrient management plan's document.
- A column has been added to the Fields panel for entering the field's
12-digit watershed code. The MMP Tools plugin for MapWindow GIS
will export this code to the MMP plan if it finds a watershed layer
in the GIS project.
- Updated soils for all states.
- New installer.
New features in version 0.29 (as of 24-Nov-2009, release 0.2.9.0):
- Illinois phosphorus risk assessment tool has been rewritten to eliminate
dependency on Microsoft Access.
- Indiana Offsite Risk Index tool has been rewritten to eliminate
dependency on Microsoft Access.
- Minnesota phosphorus loss assessment tool has been rewritten to eliminate
dependency on Microsoft Access. Minnesota P index has also been added.
- When "Maximum allowable rate" is selected in manure rate calculator,
MMP now displays the P index risk category for that rate for the
application's crop year.
- Check P Risk button added to RUSLE2 Data Editor generates the P index
report for the current field. Use this button to check if enough assessment
data and RUSLE2 data have been entered for the field or to view the field's
inherent risk prior to planning any P applications. It can also be used
after planning P applications to see the final risk for a single field
instead of running the risk report for the entire plan.
- Duplicate button added to Manure Transfer Editor. You can use this
to duplicate a manure export, import or internal transfers at specified
intervals for the rest of the plan.
- New DE_Poultry_Example.mmp sample plan has been added. This plan
has all RUSLE2 data entered and includes a RUSLE2 database (.gdb).
- Updated initialization data for Iowa, New Mexico,
Oregon and Washington.
- Updated soils for all states.
New features in version 0.28 (as of 04-June-2009, release 0.2.8.0):
- Support for multiple counties in the same plan. If you have fields
that are in a different county from the main operation, you can
select a county for those fields on the Fields panel. (MMP's
has also been updated to support this.)
- If your RUSLE2 database was created by the
Missouri clipper app
or uses official soil survey names, selecting the soil survey in the
RUSLE2 Data Editor is optional as MMP can now determine which RUSLE2
soil survey to use for each field automatically.
- MMP now includes three sample plans that have all RUSLE2 data entered
as well as include a RUSLE2 database (.gdb):
- IN_Swine_Example.mmp (new)
- Minor changes to several CNMP tables and footnotes to make them easier
- Updated planning calendar uses RUSLE2 planting and harvest dates to show when
crops are in fields more accurately.
- Updated crop fertilizer recommendations for Georgia, North Dakota,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
- Support in Tennessee for Mehlich-3 ICP.
- Support in Ohio for Mehlich-3 ICP to Bray P1 conversion.
- Updated soils for all states.
- New button on the Tools | Misc panel for deleting all RUSLE2 data from a
plan. This can be useful for starting over with entering your plan's
- New button on the Tools | Import panel for importing field data from a
comma-separated-values (CSV) file. This is a workaround for Excel 2007,
which is unable to save to dBASE (.dbf) format.
New features in version 0.27 (as of 23-Sep-2008, release 0.2.7.0):
- Adds Oklahoma Phosphorus Risk Assessment tool.
- Updated initialization files for Kansas, Michigan and Oklahoma.
New features in version 0.26 (as of 07-Aug-2008, release 0.2.6.0):
- Adds Georgia Phosphorus Index.
- Updated Phosphorus Index for Montana.
- Updated initialization files for Montana and Tennessee.
- Fixes several bugs related to soil loss calculation.
- Attempts to work around newly-discovered instability in RUSLE2 component
that is included with MMP.
New features in version 0.25 (as of 02-June-2008, release 0.2.5.0):
- RUSLE2 is now built in to MMP for estimating soil erosion.
- Standalone RUSLE2 does not need to be installed on your computer, although
you can install it if you want.
- Use your own RUSLE2 database (.gdb) with MMP or use an up-to-date .gdb created
for each plan by the University of Missouri's "clipper" Web app:
- Built-in custom management editor.
- Once managements have been selected for your plan's crops, MMP indicates
on the Nutrient Mgmt panel the months when planting, tillage and harvest
- MMP will automatically pass RUSLE2 soil loss to the state's integrated
Phosphorus Index if it uses soil loss as an input.
- State-specific Phosphorus Indexes are now integrated into MMP for 17 states: AL, AR, CO, DE, IA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MS, MT, NE, OH, OR, PA, TN, WA.
- External Access-based phosphorus risk assessment tools are also
included for 4 states: IL, IN, MN, WI.
- Maximum Allowable Rate basis is now included in MMP's Manure
Application Rate Calculator
for states with integrated P.I.'s. When this rate basis is selected,
MMP will calculate the highest allowable rate that is acceptable
to the state's P.I.
- Updated Extension fertilizer recommendations for CA, MS, MO, NE.
- Updated manure application setback data, as of 5/20/2008. To review your
state's setbacks, go to this site:
- Revised Getting Started guide.
- Two new sample plans are included which have full RUSLE2 data entered:
TN_Example_Dairy.mmp and NE_Beef_Example.mmp. A RUSLE2 database is included
for these plans as well.
New features in version 0.23 (as of 03-May-2007, release 0.2.3.0):
- Support for Version 1 of USDA-NRCS's new national CNMP template is
included for all states. National templates are also included for generating nutrient
management plan documents for crop-only operations, manure import-only
operations, and manure export-only operations, as well as producer activity
documents for all 4 types of plans.
- Updated manure application setback data included for all states.
This setback data is from the new national manure application setback database
developed by John Lory and Arin Stark at the University of Missouri. A new
Setbacks button on MMP's General panel allows you to select the setback
requirements for your plan (for example, CAFO, NRCS, etc.).
- WinMax crop
recordkeeping software also now supports the new setbacks for tactical planning.
- Phosphorus Index for Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland,
Michigan and Tennessee. In addition, the P.I.'s for Iowa,
Mississippi, Ohio and Pennsylvania no longer require Microsoft Access.
- Support added for Rhode Island, making for a total of 34 states supported.
- Additional crops added for Delaware and Michigan.
- Better support for XML export files created by NRCS Toolkit and Conservation Plugin apps:
- Tools | Import | Import Toolkit Custom XML File: You can base a new MMP plan
on a Toolkit XML export file, selecting the conservation plan(s) you want to import.
- Tools | Import | Get Conservation Plan From Toolkit XML File: You can extract
one or more conservation plans from a Toolkit XML export file. MMP creates a new
XML file in the same folder as the MMP plan file, with the same name but with a
.consplan.xml extension. This file will then automatically be used during CNMP
document generation. This allows you to exclude conservation plans (old, out of
date, under development, etc.) that you don't want included in the CNMP document.
- "Dummy" .consplan.xml files have been included for two of the sample MMP plans:
IN-Pig2.mmp and IN_Training_Example.mmp. Practices from these XML files will automatically be
included in the CNMP documents generated for these two MMP plan files.
- Manure Application Rate Calculator now calculates to 1/10 load instead of whole load.
- Manure Application Rate Calculator now calculates poultry litter rate to 1/10 ton instead of 1/2 ton.
- Reopen button in MMP's main window allows you to quickly select a recently
used plan file to open. MMP also now saves your main window's dimensions between
sessions so you don't have to resize the window each time you run MMP.
New features in version 0.21 (as of 24-Aug-2006, release 0.2.1.0):
- Support added for California and Kentucky, making for a total of 33 states supported.
- Updated initialization files for Indiana, Missouri, and Montana.
- New custom report for Nebraska Phosphorus Index.
- Custom tool for converting a plan database created by the "Nutrient Management Planner for Minnesota" software to an MMP plan file.
- Support for automatically generating CNMP and producer activities documents based on
first draft of USDA-NRCS's new national CNMP template is included for all 33 states.
- You can now import customer information and land unit data from a customer XML file exported from USDA-NRCS Customer Service Toolkit.
- Many custom reports are now generated as standard Word documents, eliminating the need for Access to generate them.
- Updated soils data for all states.
New features in version 0.20 (as of 01-Dec-2005, release 0.2.0.3):
- You can now export MMP data to RUSLE2 from the Tools dialog's
Export panel. You can still use the old custom export tool (on the Tools dialog's
Custom panel), but the new export tool is faster and more direct.
- You can now import soil erosion data from RUSLE2 using the new button
on the Tools dialog's Import panel.
- Expanded notes
on using RUSLE2 with MMP and tips on using RUSLE2 for nutrient management planning.
- Updated initialization file for Mississippi.
- New custom report for Arkansas Phosphorus Index for Pastures.
- Bug fix to Delaware Nutrient Balance Worksheet report.
- Bug fix to Indiana Offsite Risk Index tool.
- New custom report for Iowa DNR Manure Management Plan.
- New custom report for Mississippi Phosphorus Index.
- Support for the 2005 Oklahoma P Assessment Worksheet.
- New Oklahoma CNMP templates for both dry and liquid animal waste systems.
- New custom report for Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index.
- New custom report for Wisconsin Phosphorus Index.
- New sample plans included for Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
- Soils data updated for most states.
New features in version 0.20 (as of 17-Jun-2005, release 0.2.0.2):
- Bug fix to link tools for Oklahoma P Assessment Worksheet and Vermont Phosphorus Index.
- New Check For Updates link in the About box. Click this link to check the Web for a newer version of MMP.
- You can now click any of the Default Rec columns on the Crops panel, then click on the source displayed in the status bar to launch your Web browser and go directly to the fertilizer recommendation's source publication or Web page. This works with all states that have the source of their fert recs on the Web (most do). The same is true with states that have the source of their manure nitrogen availability on the Web - click the Avail N As Applied cell for a manure application on the Nutrient Mgmt panel, then click the source displayed on the status bar.
- Updated crops and fertilizer recommendations for Massachusetts.
- Updated CNMP template for Oklahoma.
- MMP's manure application rate calculator now calculates multi-year
P-based rates using the same N limit as an N-based rate in these states:
Illinois, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin,
and Alberta (Canada). This change may result in higher rates than before
if multi-year P-based rates are re-calculated for existing plans. Note that
MMP was already using the appropriate N limit in all other states.
New features in version 0.20 (as of 05-May-2005, release 0.2.0.1):
- Bug fix that affected exporting and reports with fields that are missing crops and yield goals.
- Custom report for Iowa Phosphorus Index.
- Custom reports for Alberta (Canada).
- Updated soils data for many states.
New features in version 0.20 (as of 10-Apr-2005, release 0.2.0.0):
- Support for Colorado, Oregon and Washington, making for a total of 31 states supported, including Extension fertilizer recommendations.
- Custom report for Arkansas Eucha/Spavinaw Phosphorus Index (ESPI).
- Custom reports for Colorado Phosphorus Index, Nitrate Leaching Index, and landbase need.
- Custom report for Delaware 3-year nutrient balance.
- Custom report for Illinois Phosphorus Risk Assessment Procedure (NRCS 590).
- Custom report for Indiana Offsite Risk Index (NRCS 590).
- Custom report for Minnesota Phosphorus Loss Potential Assessment (NRCS 590).
- Custom report for Ohio Phosphorus Index.
- Updated MMP Link for Oklahoma populates Oklahoma P Assessment Worksheet (spreadsheet) from data entered in MMP.
- CNMP template for Oklahoma.
- Custom report for Oregon/Washington Phosphorus Index.
- Updated MMP Link for Vermont populates Vermont Phosphorus Index version 5.1 spreadsheet from data entered in MMP.
- All new Assessment panel in MMP for supporting external risk assessment tools like those listed above. This new panel has columns for entering each field's distance to water, water type, slope length, buffer width, drainage type, and water, wind, irrigation, gully and ephemeral erosion.
- All new soil test nitrate calculator for calculating depth-weighted average nitrate concentration from 2 or more soil sample depths.
- Updated soils for most states, including Iowa ISPAID 7.1.
- Support files for Alberta (Canada) are now included in the standard MMP installer.
- Greatly enhanced version of MMP's separate Manure Application Recordkeeping Tool (MART), including the following recordkeeping features:
- Enhanced manure application records panel.
- New panels for entering fertilizer application records and manure export records.
- Uses MMP to calculate N availability for each recorded manure application according to the same state-specific guidelines that MMP uses for planned manure applications.
- New report and chart comparing nutrients applied with nutrients planned, nutrients recommended, and nutrients removed.
- Designed to meet EPA CAFO recordkeeping requirements for manure applications, fertilizer applications, and exported manure, per the EPA guidance manual, Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, August 2004.
- Enhanced links with the new SNMP GIS.
- Enhanced links with the new WinMax for comprehensive crop recordkeeping.
New features in version 0.19 (as of 20-Oct-04, release 0.1.9.7):
- Updated initialization files for Massachusetts, Michigan,
Missouri, Nebaska, and North Dakota.
- Updated soils for many states.
- Enhanced Automation server for manipulating MMP with other software (such
as MMP's new Web-based calculators).
New features in version 0.19 (as of 28-June-04, release 0.1.9.6):
- Support for Maryland, New Jersey, and Vermont,
making for a total of 28 states supported.
- Updated initialization files for Delaware, Massachusetts,
Nebraska, and Pennsylvania.
- All-new MMP Link for Oklahoma and Vermont
automatically moves MMP data to those states' phosphorus index spreadsheets
to eliminate double entry of common data.
- "Smart" document template for New Jersey automatically generates
- All-new MMP Link for RUSLE2 automatically exports MMP data to
RUSLE2 to eliminate double entry of common data. An easy way to get
started with RUSLE2. Supports all 28 states.
- Column to enter Aluminum on Soil Tests panel.
- Column to enter manure percent dry matter on Analysis panel.
New features in version 0.19 (as of 13-Apr-04, release 0.1.9.5):
- Updated Ohio CNMP document template.
- Minor enhancements to several custom tools and reports.
New features in version 0.19 (as of 04-Mar-04, release 0.1.9.4):
- Support for Montana, making for a total of 25 states supported.
- Updated initialization files for Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and South Dakota.
- Column to enter phosphorus index on Fields panel.
- Redesigned About box provides a handy place to go for links to important help topics and documentation.
- Getting Started guide is now installed with MMP and can be accessed at any time from the About box.
- New help topic: Tips For New Users.
New features in version 0.19 (as of 03-Feb-04, release 0.1.9.3):
- Support for Arkansas and Florida, making for a total of 24 states supported.
- Updated initialization files for Illinois and Pennsylvania.
- Updated NASIS data for identifying soils.
- Enhanced SNMP-to-MMP converter supports forthcoming version
of SNMP GIS front-end
developed by University of Missouri.
- Enhanced dBASE import file format now supports more of MMP's field and soil test data.
- Support for custom tools with Microsoft Office 2003.
New features in version 0.19 (as of 28-Oct-03, release 0.1.9.0 and 0.1.9.1):
- All-new Fertilizer Application Editor allows you to plan
applications of commercial fertilizer and irrigation water for both
animal operations and crop-only operations. The editor
includes the following features:
- Rate calculator for calculating a 1-year N rate or a
1 or more year P or K rate for a specified fertilizer analysis
based on the field's nutrient need.
- Displays field's current nutrient status - instantly updated as
you apply fertilizer.
- Details button displays details of field's nutrient status
for entire plan, including all manure and fertilizer applications.
- Duplicate button speeds up the planning of fertilizer applications
to similar fields by calculating each field's rate automatically.
- Support for starter fertilizers.
- Support for applying different fertilizers and rates to the spreadable
and non-spreadable parts of a manured field.
- Support for irrigation water nitrate credits.
- New Calc button on Manure Applications grid can be used instead
of pressing F2 to bring up the Manure Application Rate Calculator.
- Manure Application Rate Calculator also includes Details button
for displaying details of field's nutrient status.
- All built-in reports have been revised to include planned fertilizer
- New built-in reports display state-specific data about
soils, crops, storage types and animal types.
- You can now specify the test that the soil test lab used to
estimate the field's soil phosphorus on the Soil Tests panel in states that
have different interpretations depending on the soil test that was used.
Updated initialization files for Iowa, Kansas,
Minnesota, and Nebraska support the phosphorus soil
tests used in those states' Extension fert recs.
- Support for newly revised Extension fert recs in Iowa and Kansas.
- Includes sample plans for a crop-only operation and a crop operation that imports manure
- Getting Started guide has been revised and expanded,
with helpful new sections "Before you start," "Solving common planning problems,"
and "Organizing your computer files."
New features in version 0.18 (as of 21-Jul-03):
- All-new Manure Transfer Editor allows you to export manure from
the operation, import manure onto the operation, or make internal
transfers between storages, all on a monthly basis. To display the editor
for a specific storage and month, simply click a cell in the Storage Status
grid and press F2. A new sample plan (IN-Pig2x.mmp) is included that exports
some of its manure to a neighbor's operation.
- The Field Status grid on the Manure Apps panel now highlights months
in red when no more manure should be applied once a field has been
completely manured. This works with multi-year applications as well.
- The pick list of fields to choose from when applying manure can now be
ranked by application priority (as before), field ID, current crop,
previous crop, or by the Fields panel's current field order. Since the
Fields panel can be sorted by any field or soil test column, this means
the field pick list can be ranked by any of these columns as well.
- Enhanced Nutrient Status and Nutrient Balance reports.
- Built-in reports can now be viewed with Microsoft Word from
within MMP. This allows you to view, edit, print or save a report with Word
without leaving MMP.
- Updated Ohio and Indiana initialization files include those
states' latest application rate choices.
- Updated Ohio CNMP document template.
- Support for themes with Windows XP.
- "Getting Started" guide has been updated and now includes a new
section on "Developing a Manure Allocation Strategy."
New features in version 0.17 (as of 25-Apr-03):
- MMP now supports Delaware, making for a total of 22 states supported.
- Updated initialization files for Kansas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
New features in version 0.17 (as of 21-Feb-03):
- MMP now calculates residual nitrogen credits from previous years'
planned manure applications and takes these credits into account
when calculating application rates for subsequent applications.
- A new Info button in the rate calculator dialog box displays
a report that explains the basis of each rate calculation available
for that state.
- Updated initialization files for Alabama, Kansas,
Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
New features in version 0.17 (as of 10-Feb-03):
- MMP now supports 21 states, including the great states of
Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi,
New Mexico, Tennessee, and Utah.
- MMP now calculates manure nitrogen availability using
state-specific application loss factors for most states. To view the
source of a state's N loss factors, click in a manure application's
Avail N As Applied cell on the Manure Apps panel. The source will be
displayed on the status bar.
- Most states now include an additional rate basis in MMP's Calculate
Manure Application Rate dialog box that uses the new state N loss factors
to calculate a rate that accounts for application N losses.
- With forage crops, you can now enter the percent of the stand that is
legume. If entered, MMP uses this information to calculate the crop's
N recommendation and N credit more accurately in many states.
- You can now enter electrical conductivity (EC) on the Soil Tests
- You can now enter bedding weight for each animal group on the
- A new Info button in the About box displays a report that lists
the version of Windows that you're running and the names and versions of
several commonly used programs if they're installed on your computer.
- A new version of the WinMax
recordkeeping software is also available that supports the 7 new states
and imports MMP plan files.
New features in version 0.16 (as of 11-Dec-02):
- An evaluation version of Indiana's Offsite Risk Index (ORI)
tool is now included. This is Indiana's phosphorus index, implemented as an
MMP custom tool. By drawing on MMP data, the ORI tool automatically identifies areas of
concern and calculates a pre-screening score, RUSLE erosion, and gully erosion
with only minimal user input. The ORI tool also generates a planning
calendar that indicates the months when manure should not be applied
to each field based on its environmental assessment.
- Indiana's CNMP document template is now included for automatically
generating an Indiana CNMP document that includes tables of MMP and ORI data.
- Custom reports for generating monthly charts of planned manure
application amounts and driving distances.
- Custom report for generating a compact monthly planning calendar for any
operation. This calendar includes each field's number of planned loads
if manure has been allocated for the operation.
- MMP now uses the latest NASIS soil map unit data to identify soils.
- Custom tools that query a Customer Service Toolkit conservation
practice schedule by tract, date, or practice for pasting into Word or Excel.
- MMP's Manure Application Recordkeeping Tool has two new reports:
- A calendar of manure loads applied.
- A report of total manure nutrients applied.
- "Getting Started with Manure Management Planner" is now
available for downloading from the MMP Web site. This illustrated 21-page
Word document is an overview of installing and using MMP.
- Additional technical documentation is available for downloading
from the MMP Web site:
- "CNMP Data & Development Workflow" is a PowerPoint slide showing
the links between various pieces of software used for developing
Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs).
- "Customizing and Enhancing MMP: Development Tasks" is a Word
document discussing what you need to know to develop the various types of
custom tools supported by MMP.
- "Status of Software Links" is a Word document that describes the
current links between MMP and other software.
- Numerous program enhancements, including:
- You can now right-click on the Fields panel's row indicator column
to delete or insert a field in the grid.
- You can now enter soil test nitrate data (NO3-N) on the Soil Tests
panel, as well as notes about the soil test data.
- MMP now credits manure nutrients based on crop rather
than on a July 1 cutoff date. See MMP's help for more information.
- You can now use a custom application rate with the Rate Calculator
to calculate the number of loads and amount of manure to apply.
New features in version 0.15 (as of 29-Apr-02):
- New Document Maker generates "compound" documents from
'smart' document templates that states can create on their own. Document Maker
can combine boilerplate text, Word AutoText entries, and
tables of data into a single document. Two examples
of what Document Maker can do are included for you to try out:
- Generate an Ohio CNMP document. Simply open a
completed Ohio plan (for example, sample plan OH-Pig2.mmp),
then run the Make Ohio CNMP Document tool on the Custom Tools
panel. You can also run any of the 30 Ohio CNMP queries separately
for pasting individual tables of data into other documents.
- Generate a manure application planning calendar. Simply open
any completed plan (for example, sample plan IN-Pig2.mmp),
then run the Create Manure Application Planning Calendar tool
on the Custom Tools panel.
- Additional technical documentation is available for downloading
from the MMP Web site:
- "Creating a 'Smart' Document" describes how to create
your own 'smart' document templates for use with Document Maker.
- "Custom Tool Development Checklist" is a list of tips and
suggestions for creating great custom tools.
- You can now enter a field's spreadable acres in addition
to its total acres. If entered, MMP will use spreadable acres when
allocating manure instead of field total acres. MMP can also import
spreadable acres automatically from GIS front-ends such as SNMP.
- You can now enter extra dilution water for each animal group.
- MMP now adjusts its estimated manure nutrient analysis if you
enter your own annual manure production amount for a storage but
no manure lab analysis.
- Improved Nutrient Balance report now shows balance against
crop removal as well as against the crop's fertilizer recommendation.
- Two new storage types have been added to all states: "Dry stack" and
"Daily scrape & haul (liquid)".
- Support for soil test data files from Brookside Labs and
Spectrum Analytic has been added to Import File Maker.
New features in version 0.14 (as of 7-Feb-02):
- MMP is now CCE-certified for use within USDA-NRCS. Download
and install the currently posted SetupMMP.exe (after uninstalling
all previous versions).
information, go to the
CCE Web site.
New features in version 0.14 (as of 4-Feb-02):
- Updated and new technical documents are now available for
downloading from the MMP Web site.
New features in version 0.14 (as of 5-Dec-01):
- New Import Wizard analyzes and imports MMP-standard dBASE field
data files. Import files can contain soil test data, GIS data from SNMP
and other GIS front-ends, or field data from other recordkeeping and
nutrient management software. Complete documentation on the dBASE import
file specification is included, along with an example dBASE file in the
standard import format.
- New Import File Maker tool creates standard dBASE import files
from selected labs' soil test data, as well as from
USDA-NRCS Customer Service Toolkit (CST) plan data
(example files are included).
- New manure application recordkeeping tool for documenting
actual manure applications (meets recordkeeping requirements
for Indiana, Michigan and Ohio). As with all custom tools distributed
with MMP, the tool's source is included for states
that want to customize it to their recordkeeping needs.
- An MMP plan file can now be converted to a
WinMax project file
by the latest (Dec. 2001) version of WinMax for more comprehensive
crop production recordkeeping.
- New version of SNMP-to-MMP converter supports latest version
of SNMP GIS front-end
developed by University of Missouri.
- Custom tools are now arranged hierarchically by group in
an expandable Windows Explorer-type tree view.
- Ability to change number of years in plan, starting year, and
starting month, with options on how to handle affected data.
- Ability to sort Fields, Soil Tests, Storage, Animals, Analysis,
and Equipment data entry grids by any column.
- New detailed check-data report points out all of a plan's missing
- Can delete all planned manure applications to start over with
allocating or to develop alternate manure allocation schemes for the
same plan input data.
New features in beta version 0.13 (as of 18-Jul-01):
- Spatial Nutrient Management Planner (SNMP), an ArcView-based program
developed at the University of Missouri that can be used with MMP, can
now be downloaded from
Versions are available for several states.
- Information on using SNMP with MMP is available at
- Fixed data-entry bug in Manure Apps panel.
New features in beta version 0.13 (as of 14-Jun-01):
- Columns in fields grid for entering farm ID, FSA farm number,
FSA tract number, and FSA field number.
- Support for custom tools developed with Microsoft PowerPoint,
in addition to Access, Excel and Word.
- Tomatoes added to Indiana; canning peas and snapbeans added to Wisconsin.
- Corrected expression used in several state initialization files
for calculating projected soil test K levels.
New features in beta version 0.12 (as of 30-Apr-01):
- Calculated manure application rates for multiple-year P or K not allowed
to exceed field's N-based rate.
New features in beta version 0.12 (as of 12-Apr-01):
- Support for Oklahoma (total of 14 states now).
- 29 additional crops added to Michigan (total of 41 crops now).
- 29 additional crops added to Ohio (total of 39 crops now).
- 4 additional crops added to Nebraska (total of 23 crops now).
- Help now includes state-specific release notes.
- Now using latest animal excretion data from MidWest Plan Service 18,
Section 1 (2000) to estimate manure analysis and production.
- Nutrient Balance report added.
- Includes a "blank form" plan that can be used to generate a blank data
form for recording plan data away from computer.
- Numerous bugs fixed in Plan Data custom report.
- Includes converter for moving field data from
SNMP (GIS) to an MMP plan file.
New features in beta version 0.11 (as of 27-Oct-00):
- Minor improvements to program and installer.
- Fixed problem in Missouri initialization file.
New features in beta version 0.11 (as of 8-Aug-00):
- MMP now supports Wisconsin (in addition to 12 previously supported
states). Wisconsin soils data includes subsoil fertility group and corn yield
potential used in Extension fertilizer recommendations.
- Iowa soils data now includes subsoil P, subsoil K, texture, and
Corn Suitability Rating (CSR). Iowa P and K fert recs have been revised
to use these soil attributes.
- MMP now determines previous crop for first year of plan from crop
- N loss model has been enhanced to be more application specific.
- Projected soil P & K levels (previously a page at the end of the
nutrient status report) is now a separate report.
- Starting with the 2nd year of plan, field priority list in Manure Apps
panel shows both the crop that the manure is intended for (as before)
and the previous crop.
- All-new sample plans are now included. The swine sample plan has been
adapted for several states and is installed along with the states' support files.
New features in beta version 0.10 (as of 7-Jun-00):
- MMP now supports South Dakota and North Dakota (in addition to
10 previously supported states).
- New dialog for entering title, author, company, and comments for the plan.
- Supports partial collection (< 100%) and part-year (< full year)
collection of manure.
- Rate calculation dialog has been redesigned. Can now choose from a
list of 11 ways to calculate manure application rate.
- Amount of manure that goes into storage is now estimated on an annual
basis rather than a monthly basis.
- New Access custom report for printing all plan data in grids
similar to the way data is displayed in program.
- New Access custom report for summarizing a state's initialization file.
- Additional check boxes added to fields grid for indicating whether field
receives manure, is not owned, or is artificially drained.
- Check box added to soil tests grid for indicating whether soil test values
are in ppm or Lb/A. Column added for entering Na soil test results.
- Notes column added to storage, animals, and equipment grids.
- Equipment grid now supports solid spreaders, liquid spreaders (injection
and surface applied), hose pull, traveling gun, standing pipe, and center
New features in beta version 0.09 (as of 14-Jan-00):
- Now using latest MUIR soils data for all supported states.
- On-line help now has an extensive list of frequently asked questions
and their answers.
- MMP can now be operated remotely as an Automation server by other
- Example document TestAuto.doc contains Visual Basic macros that
demonstrate how to operate MMP by remote control.
- Installer now creates Samples, Lookup and Custom sub-folders under
the main install folder to organize files better.
New features in beta version 0.08 (as of 29-Nov-99):
- Three additional sample 5-year plan files have been included. These three files
show several stages of plan development: no manure allocated yet, manure
allocated for first 40 months of plan, and manure allocated for all 60
months of plan.
- Support for custom tools developed with Microsoft Office 2000.
- Several bug fixes.
New features in beta version 0.08 (as of 7-Oct-99):
- Now includes long-term weather data for all 10 currently supported states.
This data is required to run Jay Johnson's N loss model.
- You can now resize the main program window and the report preview window
to see more data without scrolling.
- Several minor enhancements and fixes.
- This version can open plan files created with beta version 0.07.
New features in beta version 0.07 (as of 16-Jul-99):
- On-line help is now complete.
- MMP now calculates CEC on the Soil Tests panel if enough soil test
data has been entered. If it can't calculate CEC, or if you want to
override the calculated value, you can enter a CEC in the next column.
New features in beta version 0.06 (as of 9-Jun-99):
- Manure application rates on the Manure Apps panel can now be calculated
on the basis of:
Basis 1 uses the storage's estimated available N from the Analysis panel
(or measured available N if it's been entered).
- Available N before application.
- Available N after application method losses.
- Available N after application method and timing losses.
- Crop P needs.
- Crop K needs.
Basis 2 and 3 estimate losses using a model developed by Jay Johnson of
Ohio State. This model requires long-term temperature data. Currently,
these temperatures are only included with the Indiana and Ohio
initialization files. Until temperatures are added for the other states,
note the following restrictions for those states: basis 2 will calculate
available N using a percent of total N based on application method alone,
basis 3 won't be available, and the application's calculated available N
and N balance in the bottom grid of the Manure Apps panel will be blank.
Basis 4 and 5 use the greater of crop nutrient removal or fertilizer
- The nutrient status report now has an extra page that shows
estimated P and K soil test levels at end of the plan
based on planned manure applications and crop removal.
- The Tools dialog box's Custom panel now supports custom reports and
other custom tools. A standard set of custom reports is installed with the
program and can be run from the Custom panel. Although these reports
essentially duplicate the program's built-in reports, they are included
as examples of the sort of state-specific custom reports that can be
added to the program. Documentation for adding custom tools is included
in file CustTool.txt.
- On-line help has been added to the Tools dialog box which further
explains the Custom panel as well as the Reports and Export panels.
New features in beta version 0.05 (as of 6-Apr-99):
- The manure inventory grid at the top of the Manure Apps panel was
split into two grids, one showing storage inventory status and one showing
field manure status.
- The field status grid in the middle of the Manure Apps panel now shows
the number of acres manured rather than percentages of nutrient needs met.
- The manure applications grid at the bottom of the Manure Apps panel
now calculates and shows the following for each planned application:
- Acres covered by manure application.
- Distance spreader will travel to apply one load at the application rate.
- Per-acre available N applied (after application losses).
- Excess or deficit available N applied.
- Per-acre P2O5 applied.
- Excess or deficit P2O5 applied.
- Per-acre K2O applied.
- Excess or deficit K2O applied.
- Right-click on the row indicator column at the far left of the
manure applications grid to display a popup menu, where you can
choose Calculate Rate to calculate the application's rate.
- A column for entering each spreader's application width was
added to the grid on the Spreaders panel.
- A column for entering each soil test's year was added to
the grid on the Soil Tests panel.
- The nutrient needs report was rewritten.
- The nutrient status after manure report was added.
Last updated: March 10, 2014
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