Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
85°F
Dew Point
72°F
Humidity
65%
Wind
SSW at 8 mph
Barometer
29.97 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:21 a.m.
Sunset
07:31 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 70 to 85 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
88°F / 60°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
82°F / 59°F
Sunny
Friday
87°F / 59°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
87°F / 66°F
Sunny
Sunday
86°F / 69°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
84°F / 61°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
73°F / 51°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 88 to a low of 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 20 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. 0.42 inches of rain are expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 88 to 85 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 20 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 83 to 71 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 16 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 69 to 61 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 59 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 1 and 9 miles per hour from the northnortheast. 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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