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Seed Maximizer™ Promotes Better Root Structure, Better Yields

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Magnation unit testing by Scott Borman and Green Valley Farms, Harvest Year: 2014
 
Mike,
I am writing this to let you know the testing results of the magnation unit.  I put a 6″ flanged Magnation unit on the bottom of a trash can and ran our corn seed and soybean seed through the unit right before it went into the planter.  Here are the results of my findings.  
 
Corn:  I didn’t see any difference in emergence time, but  I did notice the plants on the 8 treated rows were a little taller.  During the growing season we would scout the field and see if I noticed any difference.  Didn’t notice much difference through the growing season, but when you get 30″ plus of rain it’s pretty hard to see a difference out there.
 
In doing some root digs in various spots on this 80 acre piece of ground I noticed that the root mass was bigger on the seed that was magnetized compared to the one that wasn’t.  Lets fast forward to harvest.  Picked 8 rows of treated seed and weighed it and picked 8 rows of non-treated.  We picked up a little shy of 1/2 a bushel and acre just by running the seed through the Magnation unit.  This was not just in one spot of the field.  We checked multiple times and we were right in that 1/2 bushel an acre increase.  I also noticed the stalk quality was better on the treated plant than the untreated.  
 
So in my conclusion on running corn seed through Magnation’s units is this…  If you have purchased a unit for irrigation, you just as well utilize it on your seed to get more bang for your buck and have healthier plants.
 
Soybeans:  We treated the soybeans the same.  Ran one box through the Magnation unit and just dumped one box into the planter.  Side by side on about 95 acres.  My planter operator didn’t flag where he started at, so test was kind of non-determined.  But, the neighbor who bought a Magnation unit ran his soybeans through the Magnation unit and did a side by side.  Pulled some plants and noticed more root nodules than the untreated seed.  Probably double than the untreated.  This brings us to harvest.  There was a 3.3 bushels to the acre increase just by running the soybean seed through the Magnation unit.
 
Sprayer:  I put a 2″ unit on my John Deere sprayer. Sprayed my 32% on the corn ground, sprayed a pre-emerge on the beans. Sprayed my herbicide and glyphosate on the corn when it was 6″ tall. Then sprayed beans with glyphosate and foliar blend. Results are this: There are a lot of variables in spraying… wind, heat, humidity and water.  I mixed no ams [ammonium sulfate] in my spray and noticed the best weed control I have seen.  I sprayed some Volunteer corn on a Friday at 12 in the afternoon and by 9 am the next day it was turning silver and dying—a positive thing when it happens so quickly.  Also when spraying I noticed the tank mix that I was spraying wasn’t drifting.  I could run faster with more pressure less drift covering more acres.”
 
Thanks for a great product to help increase my bottom line on our farming operation.  Cannot wait to do some more experiments with it this next year.
 
Thanks again,
Scott Borman
 
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Higher Yields with Magnation
 
 
 
 
Another Nebraska Farmer writes:
 
“Our results have been remarkable. Where we installed the Magnation unit, the corn out-yielded our other irrigated corn but used 30% less irrigation water. The corn was 11% better than that fields previous best yield, there was noticeably better uniformity across the sprinklers on the pivot, and our pumping costs were lower. ”  ~ Lee Fintel, Superior, NE
 
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The map above is a yield map taken from Mr. Fintel’s combine monitor in Superior, Nebraska. The red box indicates where the testing took place, at a diagonal angle to assure the data was specific to this test. Every other row was treated with Magnation’s Seed Maximizer. 6.29 acres was treated, and 6.29 acres was untreated. The green is the higher yield, the yellow the lower yield. Untreated seeds yielded 55.1 bushels an acre. The Magnation-treated seeds yielded 58.58 bushels an acre. Magnation boosted 3.48 extra bushels per acre. Currently soybeans are $9.50 a bushel, earning an extra $33.06 an acre.
 
 
 

Golf Course Superintendent Saves 2.5 Million Gallons Per Month with Magnation

Monday, April 13th, 2015
My name is Dean Piller, Member of the GCSAA for 25 years.  I am the Superintendent of the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, British Columbia and Past Past President of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.  I read with interest an article about the water restrictions and serious drought facing California.  Two years ago I began doing research on the Magnation product line that has the ability to reduce irrigation requirements for turf and agriculture crops by up to 25%.  We have installed pump station magnets on both of my golf courses with noticeable results.  Last summer, in one of the hottest and driest summers on record our irrigation daily run times were 80,000 gallons less per night equating to 2.5 million gallons per month.  
Sincerely,
Dean Piller
Superintendent
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California Orders Unprecedented, Mandatory Water Cuts

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

 

Latest electronic measurements from California’s Department of Water Resources show the mountain snow water equivalent at a record low of 5%. As the snow is needed to help replenish reservoirs, state and federal officials have sharply curtailed supplies to farmers and other users.

Meanwhile, cities and water agencies have instituted strict conservation measures while Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide mandatory cuts for the first time ever last week.Drought-Progress-CA-2011-2015_600pix

For residential users, landscape irrigators, Magnation’s chemical-free, energy-free and maintenance-free water-saving systems are installed at the incoming main line to treat all the water to your home and garden. Save 20% water in your garden, while using less chemicals and detergents to keep your home clean and healthy. Reduce hard water residue on your shower doors, walls, toilets and sinks—and get rid of your softener. Healthier, more productive water for the entire family and property.

The Bolt H2O™ Home Unit softens hard water without salts. Improve the ability of water to dissolve waste and other compounds. This highly efficient water replaces the needs for expensive and inconvenient salt softeners (which are also destructive to our environment), helps reduce cleaning detergents by 30%, extend the life of your plumbing and hardware, and reduces buildup.

Benefits throughout your home include:

• Reduces water use 20% for irrigation and enhances the benefits for lawns, vegetable gardens, flower beds, and all plants and trees 
• Improve taste of water, food and beverages made with treated water
• Softens entire water system without chemicals or maintenance!
• Cuts detergent use in half by increasing dissolvability
• Reduces discharge of chemicals into the environment
• Reduces need for shampoo, soaps and cleaners
• Less residue on shower screens, floor & walls
• Less scale buildup in pipes and shower heads
• Water efficiency for cooking and cleaning
• Cuts the need for fertilizers 10-30%.
• Softer skin and hair!

Available in 3/4″ and 1″ diameters in Anodized Aluminum or Stainless Steel.

Easy to use, Magnation’s Bolt H2O™ Home Unit and the mobile, clamp-on SpringBolt™ help and have been used for hard water control for over 60 years. Since 2008, Magnation’s water systems have been helping people cut water use, improve water quality, and help reduce environmental pollution. Enjoy the benefits for 10 or more years. Comes with a 7-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

“We like it. It makes our skin softer. And makes our grass grow faster and greener. And the water tastes better. Our dish water runs better and we use less soap.”
~ Steven J. Bishop, Blackfoot, ID

“I put one of the Magnation units on my domestic well. I was amazed at its ability to eliminate my hard water deposits and the stains on my faucets are gone. I am very well pleased with the outcome.”
– Dean Johnson, Kimberly, ID

“Our water tastes better, and our plants are looking good around the house. We’re recommending it to our son who farms.”
~ Glenda and Earl Berlier, Lakin, KS

“After installing the Magnation System we haven’t had to put salt in our softener at home and our laundry is coming out cleaner than when were running the softener.”
~ Lyle Nunnenkamp, Sutton, NE

“I like what I’m seeing at home, with removal of scale in the pipes and what the Magnation unit is doing with our water hardness. I’m putting it on my pivot.”
~ Steve Nelson, Sloan, IA

For golf courses especially, easy water penetration into your impacted soils, and a minimum of 20% water-savings have been proven in University trials and golf courses alike, endorsed by Superintendents. Read more here.

Read more about California’s drought and mandatory water cuts.