Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
36°F
Dew Point
35°F
Humidity
96%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.24 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:44 a.m.
Sunset
06:54 p.m.
Overnight Forecast (Midnight-7:00am)
Temperatures will range from 44 to 41 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 2 and 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
44°F / 41°F
Clear
Monday
68°F / 42°F
Sunny
Tuesday
74°F / 49°F
Sunny
Wednesday
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Partly Cloudy
Thursday
73°F / 52°F
Sunny
Friday
74°F / 54°F
Sunny
Saturday
74°F / 53°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 44 to a low of 41 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 2 and 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 44 to 41 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 2 and 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 68 to a low of 42 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 13 miles per hour from the west. 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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