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Update: Bakersfield Parks & Rec Mesa Marin Sports Park Test

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

It has been 4 weeks since Jerry Todd met with Bakersfield Parks & Rec personnel to install a Magnation unit on the at the landscape traffic circle.  When the unit was originally installed the turf had a root depth of 2-3 inches.  Four weeks later the root depth in the test soil is more than 4 inches.  While the root depth in the control soil has remained at only about 2 inches.  It is important to note that every added inch of root depth yield better plant health as well as less water and fertilizer requirements.

If you take a look at the posted photos, the control test area is much browner and more inconsistent, while the test area using the Magnation product, is greener, with a much more uniform turf growth and better overall health and appearance.

It looks like things are progressing smoothly.  Jerry will continue to monitor the test area and we will continue to provide updates.

Bakersfield Parks & Rec Mesa Marin Sports Park Test

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

On July 2nd, Jerry Todd met Parks & Rec staff led by Supervisor Frank Hinojosa to install a 1” Magnation unit. The site was selected as their “worst case scenario” of very clayey soil.

  1. We attempted to take core samples and found the City’s nor my coring tools could penetrate the clayey soil. We finally got one core in a moist area near a leak.
  2. Root depth – approx. 2”
  3. We were able to turn over sod to check the turf from under the surface.
  4. They selected the landscaped traffic circle for the area to test.
  5. Comparable site is across the driveway, but fed from another line.
  6. The unit was installed in the valve box for visibility and easy access.
  7. I received a signed receipt for the unit and copied Department Head Darin Budak with the quoted price.
We’ll monitor the site weekly through 9/2 and keep you updated as the test progresses!

Greenhouse & Horticulture Benefits with Magnation

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Magnation has been highlighted in a Dutch e-publication on GroeteNet (“Vegetable”Net) following a successful show at GreenTech 2014 in Amsterdam this past June.  English translation of article available for reading below.

For interest in Western Europe, please contact our distributer Piet Regnerus.

GreenTech 2014 Magnation Exhibitors

 

 

Magnation Technology Promotes Plant Health 

2Excell Magnetics Europe introduced last week at GreenTech, Magnation Water Technology for horticulture. This is a U.S. company whose products are widely used in agriculture. This technology promotes healthy soil, strong plants and high yields. 2Excell Magnetics Europe was the last participant enrolled in GreenTech in 2014. This American company is inactive on the Dutch market, but wants to move into horticulture in the Netherlands, and introduce magnetic water technology to a variety of industries.”The technology splits molecules into smaller clusters. Smaller clusters of water are easily absorbed into the soil and plant cells, which promotes a healthy soil, strong plants and high yields, “says CEO Piet Regnerus of 2Excell Magnetics Europe.” In addition, smaller clusters of water molecules also reduce the amount of dissolved substances, reducing limescale and greatly reducing water salinity. ” And there is another important fact, adds Regnerus: “For horticulture this technology a 20% reduction of pesticides can be” realized. 

Magnation Installations Cordova Bay

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Related to our previous post, Cordova Bay Superintendent Dean Piller sent us a couple pictures of Magnation installations.

The first image shows the installation of the water system after the pump. The 8″ Big Blue unit is within the piping— if you look closely you can see the blue flange showing.

The second is our 4″ RainBolt installed underground.

Magnation prides itself in offering simple to install, versatile and highly effective products for water-wise superintendents.

Let us know how you want to apply our products, or give us information about any of your water issues and we will work with you to find the best solution.

Thank you for the pictures Mr. Piller, wishing you a fantastic year ahead!