Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
10°F
Dew Point
8°F
Humidity
91%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.15 in. F
Visibility
4.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:04 a.m.
Sunset
04:23 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will remain steady at 18 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
18°F / 16°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
30°F / 18°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
25°F / 9°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
29°F / 13°F
Snow
Saturday
26°F / 16°F
Light Snow
Sunday
25°F / 6°F
Cloudy
Monday
26°F / 6°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 18 to a low of 16 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 7 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 16 to 18 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 30 to a low of 18 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 6 miles per hour from the east. 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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