Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
63°F
Dew Point
27°F
Humidity
26%
Wind
WNW at 15 mph
Barometer
29.90 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:24 a.m.
Sunset
05:57 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 59 to 54 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 12 and 17 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
59°F / 38°F
Sunny
Sunday
58°F / 38°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
65°F / 44°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
53°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
49°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
46°F / 39°F
Light Rain
Friday
40°F / 25°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 59 to a low of 38 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 17 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 51 to 42 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 42 to 38 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 58 to a low of 38 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 10 miles per hour from the southeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
The Grade family at Eldorado utilizes an auto-steer system on some of their equipment.

The Grade family at Eldorado utilizes an auto-steer system on some of their equipment. Photo By Gloria Hafemeister

Eldorado farmers utilize auto-steer system

Jan. 8, 2013 | 0 comments

The Grade family at Eldorado utilizes an auto-steer system on some of their equipment. The Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation system is used for planting, hay harvesting and as a guide for their tile plow.

They are able to move the system from one piece of equipment to another.

RTK is a technique used in land survey and in automatic guidance of farm equipment based on the use of carrier phase measurements of the GPS signals where a single reference station provides the real-time corrections to the tractor or combine to a level of accuracy down to a centimeter.

The RTK system consists of a local base station near the field or farm that transmits corrections to the StarFire 3000 receiver on the RTK System equipped vehicle.

The base station monitors the constellation of GPS satellites and continuously calculates a position.

Those farmers who toured Roger Grade's farm at Eldorado recently had an opportunity to see the system and learn more about how it works and its many applications.

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