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San Joaquin Valley Farmer

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

A Southern San Joaquin Valley orchardist was experiencing health issues. One of Magnation’s sales reps invited him to try our chemical-free water treatment unit on his house. If it helped the well water for the home, he might consider larger units for his orchards. Not only did it improve his landscaping and make the use of water in the home more economic, his health problems cleared up as well.

He then ordered an 8” Magnation unit for one of his deep wells.  His farm manager said if he had known about the purchase, he would have discouraged it.

Some months later, the farm manager stated, “I haven’t seen such great results on my trees in 15 years!” He said they used to load up with gypsum and other chemicals to keep things in balance. Magnation’s Rainbolt unit changed all that.

They bought two more 8” units for the other wells. Given the drought and falling water tables, anything that cuts water usage by 20% while saving chemicals, lowers pumping energy load, improves crop output and quality needs to be realized.

More real people just like you have their stories to share.

#Drought, #SaveWater, #Healthier Crops, #HardWater

 

 

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!

More Turf with Less Water

Friday, June 27th, 2014

According to the Bay Area News Group, due to the drought in California, many golf courses are being forced to cut their water use—some by as much as 50%. Imagine cutting down water use and still be able to have a uniformly green course. Magnation products do exactly that. Click here to read a current research report from Olds College which confirms Magnation reduced water consumption by 20% without loss in turf quality. As the summer heats up and water restrictions tighten, give Magnation a chance. We offer a money-back guarantee. Please call to inquire. 888 830 0363

 

Fall 2012 Drought Update for Farming & Energy Industries

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Drastically reduced rainfall and triple-digit temperatures throughout much of the nation have damaged corn and other crops, which will have significant impacts on supplies and prices for animal feed, livestock, meat and dairy products, and processed grain products, including ethanol. The drought has also disrupted the transportation of some commodities, such as petroleum and coal, that are delivered by barges on the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reported groundings of traffic along the Mississippi River due to low water depths, and NOAA has stated that portions of the Mississippi River south of Memphis are below the 1988 low-water level. Droughts can also create reliability concerns for electric power plants. Increased temperatures drive demand for electricity to cool homes and businesses, but lower water levels can affect the operation of many thermoelectric power plants.

The U.S. Drought Monitor, a joint publication of USDA and NOAA, is currently reporting that large areas of the Midwest and Great Plains regions are experiencing significant drought conditions. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), integrating Drought Monitor data with weather forecasting, is predicting that the drought conditions will remain mostly unchanged through the end of November.

Published by Independent Statistics & Analysis US Energy Information Administration