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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of Web-Based Conservation Planning Tools

Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Project Number: 3098-13610-007-30
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Nov 01, 2012
End Date: May 31, 2014

Objective:
To assist farmers in optimizing fertilizer application increasing on-farm profitability and environmental sustainability. This will be accomplished by developing SNAP as a user-friendly, web-based program designed specifically for farmers. The resulting fertilizer recommendations will be based on soil test results, historical crop yields, and current fertilizer prices. To increase the efficiency of installation, updates, data transfer, and reporting associated with TBET. Beginning in FY2011, TBET has been used by TSSWCB to support science-based BMP selection, cost-effective conservation spending, and program benefit analysis, and specifically to facilitate evaluation and reporting of agricultural NPS load reductions achieved from WQMP implementation. By migrating TBET to a web-based application, this project will improve TBET and its use by TSSWCB.

Approach:
SNAP will be developed and placed on the Internet as a user-friendly, web-based program to assist farmers in optimizing fertilizer application. SNAP will be simple and easy to use and developed using ASP.net. TBET is currently a stand-alone computer program which must be installed by users. TBET utilizes soils, management and weather databases which require occasional updates. The migration of TBET to a web-based application in ASP.net will alleviate these concerns.

Last Modified: 11/22/2014
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