Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
51°F
Dew Point
43°F
Humidity
74%
Wind
SSW at 5 mph
Barometer
29.80 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:16 a.m.
Sunset
06:07 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 53 to 48 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 13 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
53°F / 43°F
Clear
Monday
53°F / 33°F
Sunny
Tuesday
51°F / 32°F
Sunny
Wednesday
52°F / 32°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
52°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Friday
62°F / 47°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
66°F / 50°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 53 to a low of 43 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 14 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 47 to 44 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 14 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 53 to a low of 33 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 12 and 13 miles per hour from the northnorthwest. 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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