Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
74°F
Dew Point
45°F
Humidity
36%
Wind
N at 8 mph
Barometer
30.03 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:42 a.m.
Sunset
08:23 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 70 to 74 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the northwest. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
74°F / 56°F
Sunny
Thursday
79°F / 56°F
Sunny
Friday
78°F / 57°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
77°F / 57°F
Sunny
Sunday
78°F / 59°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
80°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
77°F / 62°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 74 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 71 to 59 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 58 to 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 3 and 15 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. 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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