Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
67°F
Dew Point
60°F
Humidity
78%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
29.83 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:45 a.m.
Sunset
08:21 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 83 to 66 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 4 and 9 miles per hour from the west.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
83°F / 60°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
88°F / 52°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
74°F / 53°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
74°F / 50°F
Sunny
Wednesday
76°F / 50°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
66°F / 55°F
Light Rain
Friday
73°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 83 to a low of 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 9 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 67 to 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 7 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 88 to a low of 52 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 16 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. No precipitation is 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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