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Bow startup invents high-tech fix for farmers' irrigation problems

BOW — After growing up on a potato farm in Bow, David and Connor Wallace went on to study sciences in college and then work at technology companies in Seattle and California’s Silicon Valley.

“The entire time I was feeling drawn back to the farm and agriculture, and applying technical skills to problems in agriculture,” David Wallace said.

CODA Farm Technologies

An irrigation sprinkler sprays in a field April 16 in Bow behind a water pump mounted with a FarmHQ device. 

CODA Farm Technologies

Farmers receive a mobile alert when an error occurs with their irrigation reels and their pump is automatically turned off.

Screenshot of App

The technology allows farmers to access real-time information about their irrigation on a mobile dashboard. 

CODA Farm Technologies

David Wallace explains how magnetic sensors (silver strips) monitor an irrigation reel. The FarmHQ device mounted to the reel transmits the data to farmers via a cellular network.

— Reporter Jacqueline Allison:, 360-416-2145, Twitter: @Jacqueline_SVH

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