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Convert RUSLE Mgt to WEPS Skel Files & Update Mgt Data Files. Step by Step Procedure for State Level Staff. Convert RUSLE Mgt to WEPS Skels. What is a Skel file?
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Step by Step Procedure
for State Level Staff
Answer: It is a management file originally created in RUSLE2 in a stripped down format that allows it to be converted for use in WEPS. It contains only the basics.
Not very exciting!
Find and Select the Mgt file you want to convert.
We will use “Corn, CMZ 34”.
Now Click the File, Export, Current management to NRCS format ….
RUSLE now ask you where you want to save the converted file.
I like to place it in the WEPS skel subdirectory.
Use the black down arrow to click your way up and then back down to the WEPS skel subdirectory.
When you have the correct subdirectory highlighted, click the save button.
Now Click the Select Files button.
Wanted a different subdirectory, WEPS allows us to create one using the folder icon.
WEPS brings up this window when it hits something that needs to be fixed before it can make the new management file.
By the name of the is file we see that alfalfa should be the next crop growing, or in this case released.
Let’s see if we can find a WEPS alfalfa file representing a crop released after harvesting a nurse crop.
We were able to find a crop to add to the file called Alfalfa, released growing crop. RUSLE2 files that used a “Begin growth” operation or an operation other than a planter or drill that called in a new vegetation, will need to have crops added to the WEPS management file because of the difference between RUSLE and WEPS.
Click, OK to continue.
Sometimes WEPS will not find any file to match to. In this case Flower, seed is not in the current WEPS crop file.
You have several options. You can skip this file altogether and not convert it. You can stop and have the wind erosion specialist build a file for you, or you can pick a similar crop to match it to.
In this case we will match it to Onion seed production using the black down arrow pull down. Click the OK button to go to the next record.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\USDA\WEPS\Databases\nrcs\cropsor the
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\USDA\WEPS\Databases\nrcs\operationsfolders.
Then remove the old files in those directories. it will be a zip file with an old date.
Whatever is highlighted is the directory that will be updated (all files in it)