Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
54°F
Dew Point
23°F
Humidity
30%
Wind
N at 8 mph
Barometer
30.33 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:09 a.m.
Sunset
07:44 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 48 to 53 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 8 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
53°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
63°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
64°F / 46°F
Light Rain
Monday
62°F / 39°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
50°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
54°F / 31°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
49°F / 37°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 53 to a low of 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 15 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 50 to 34 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 15 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 32 to 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 63 to a low of 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 18 miles per hour from the south. 0.18 inches of rain are expected.
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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