Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:28 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
81°F
Dew Point
72°F
Humidity
74%
Wind
SSW at 3 mph
Barometer
29.80 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:21 a.m.
Sunset
08:42 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 77 to 86 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 29 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
86°F / 55°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
71°F / 47°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
74°F / 53°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
76°F / 55°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
79°F / 61°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
89°F / 65°F
Light Rain
Sunday
88°F / 68°F
Scattered Showers
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:28 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 86 to a low of 55 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 29 miles per hour from the northwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 75 to 60 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 28 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 59 to 55 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 17 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 47 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 11 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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