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Raspberries yield 22% better, and repels spider mites

Friday, July 1st, 2016

“In terms of first class quality assessment we do at pack house intake, the Magnation-treated block was the best performing block on the farm.

It had the lowest counts of mold and cladisporium. Also the lowest levels of soft fruit, blistered fruit and low levels of insect damage. When the field was under attack from spider mites it was less severe in the Magnation-treated block.

Comparing it to the control block trial block the Magnation treated block performed 22% better.”

~ HEMEL & AARDE VALLEY FARM, HERMANUS DISTRICT, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, 2016

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Love Almonds!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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The Annual Almond Board Conference, held in Sacramento, CA every December is one of Magnation’s reminders the holidays are here. Our company has been exhibiting since 2009, and have gained a great deal of traction in the nuts industry (yes, it’s easier when you’re nutty yourself).

The conversation lends itself towards water quality & salinity, soil health and of course water conservation without damaging yield productivity.

What is inspiring is that data shows almond growers have steadily improved their water efficiency by 33% over the last 30 years for every pound of almonds grown today! 

One of the ubiquitous issues almond farmers deal with is WATER QUALITY. “Treating the water is extremely important for getting results in farming. Some water is totally unacceptable to plants. Some water is so hard that you have to be very specific where you put it or you’re not going to get good results. Almonds arevery sensitive to water that has certain elements in it. Treating the water with Magnation addresses that problem.” says Chuck Dees, California-based irrigation consultant of 18,000 acres of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
 
WATER CONSERVATION is on everybody’s mind. “I’d say with Magnation you will likely get better results with less water than you would normally have to use. For instance, instead of using 1.000 acre foot of water to produce a certain crop,you would only need to use .950 ac/ft. That’s asignificant savings! Sometimes water costs as much as $2,000 per ac/ft. So if you can save 50 acre feet,then there’s a $100,000 savings in water alone.We know we’ve saved water and money using Magnation’s water systems.”

LESS CHEMICALS is a benefit a grower just can’t ignore. “Where I’ve seen the most benefit is in tree health,” says Mike Etchegoinberry, a Fresno, California almond grower. “Compared to the average grower in this area, my need to spray for bugs is a lot less. I speak to other growers around here and I know that they’re using insecticides much more than I do. I know my tress are a lot healthier than others around here; everyone who stops by, comments on how good the trees look. We’re all caring for our trees the same way, but the difference the other growers aren’t using Magnation.”

Read the article here…  “In Defense of Almonds— Growers are finding ways to produce healthy trees, reduce the use of pesticides and save water, despite the drought”.

Agrifac and Magnation, Champions of Doing More with Less

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Magnation Water Technologies began with vision and faith of founders Mike and Stef Jenzeh to introduce revolutionary chemical-free water treatment to farmers in California in 2008, every day in between then and now has been dedicated to improving water quality and maximizing water productivity.

Seven years later in stage 2 of Mike’s European tour with Piet Regnerus of Magliv Corporation—Magnation’s EU distributor—both met yesterday with Peter Millenaar, the general director of Agrifac. Currently a leader in Europe for the manufacturing of spraying machines. They’ve accurately identified that the world needs more and more food the same way Magnation has identified the world needs more and more life-promoting rain like water, and are rising up to the challenge with innovative and efficient designs. This shared understanding makes Magnation and Agrifac both champions of doing more with less.

After thorough, Dutch-style data-based testing of Magnation’s Drift Control products, Agrifac has seen verifiable results showing improved spray quality with smaller droplets, less drift and wider angle spread to be able to lower the boom (thus reducing even more drift and increasing efficacy). This results in more coverage and drift reduction while improving speed—in essence, higher productivity.

“I parallel the innovative Dutch farming techniques to the way they bring value to the international soccer arena. Dutch coaching and strategy has undeniably produced many quality players for the Champions leagues. For example, FC Barcelona adopted advanced innovative systems created by the Dutch years ago, and have catapulted this football (soccer) club into the elite status. With this same attitude and integrity, the Dutch agricultural industry produce high-quality and high-quantity of yields per acre. They’re also one of the smallest impactors on carbon dioxide emissions. With heavy research and production of the highest varieties of seed potatoes in the world, this small country is a global leader in efficient productivity, similar to the Israelis with active openness and solution-oriented towards water quality and quantity in desert soils with their share of agricultural challenges. It’s the resourcefulness I admire, the kind that is paramount to a sustainable future.” says Mike Jenzeh.

Today, Mike and Piet kick off Agritechnica—the worlds largest Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Show in Hanover, Germany from November 10-14th, with preview days November 8-9th, with enthusiasm for a successful week. If you’re in the area, visit us at Booth B-25 to learn more about Magnation’s powerful tools for boosting productivity and a sustainable future of farming.

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Thanks for journeying with us!

How Magnation’s Innovative Water Systems Help Organic Growers with a Variety of Challenges

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Magnation-For-Organic-FarmingIn spite of the worst drought California has seen in centuries, statistics from the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) organization, indicate that organic farming is currently booming in the Golden State, with a significant increase in certified organic farms over the past several years. Since 2010, the CCOF has expanded by over 1.5 million acres—that’s 2,343 square miles—of certified organic land.

How organic growers are not only weathering this water crisis, but also thriving during this time, is worth some exploration. Part of the answer lies with the alternative farming methods that organic growers employ. Using heavy mulches to reduce evaporation from the soil surface, better soil contouring, which reduces unintended runoff and also helps reduce erosion, and the use of artificial swales, (small depressions in the land designed to capture runoff and increase water infiltration) are some of the procedures used in organic farming to lessen the amount of water needed to grow healthy crops.

But in addition to these inventive organic farming methods, an increasing number of farmers are integrating a simple, innovative, non-chemical water treatment solution with their irrigation systems. It reduces the amount of water needed, helps keep moisture levels high in soil, and enhances the health and vitality of crops. According to the growers, themselves, this method of treating irrigation water is extremely effective in addressing a variety of issues that are challenging conventional and organic farmers. The solution is called Magnation Water Technologies.

 Read More Here!

S. Central Nebraska Farmer gets Increased Bushels; Interview on KRVN

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Husker Harvest Days from 2012 was when Lee Fintel discovered Magnation. Since then he’s done his due diligence prior to purchasing the water systems, he’s implemented our technology and conducted controlled study’s between fields, collected data, and now speaks his confidence on this 8-minute KRVN interview. Listen to it here.

He’s improved water availability to plant by 20%, seen how Magnation unlocks the nutrients from his fertilizers and increased his bushels. Efficient, easy to install, water-conservation-minded, Fintel is happy to share his story with Magnation.

Visit Us! Husker Harvest Days, Booth 1525

 

Read his Case Study here

 

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Case Study: Growing Potatoes in Idaho … with the help of Magnation Water Treatment

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Potatoes are the leading vegetable crop in the United States.  And although potatoes are commercially grown in 30 states, Idaho leads the U.S. in potato farming, accounting for roughly one-third of the U.S. potato crop. Every spring Idaho farmers plant over 320,000 acres of potatoes that supply a variety of different markets ranging from seed to fresh to processing. About 60 percent of Idaho’s potato crop is processed into French fries, tater tots and other fried products, or dehydrated into chips, flakes and various other forms. Statewide, the crop is valued at between $550 million and $700 million per year. Because Idaho farmers need to spend approximately $2,500 to produce just one acre of potatoes, it’s no wonder that they are continually looking for innovative methods of cultivating their precious commodity so that they can get the most for their money.

Read the Case Study here

Certified Crop Advisor, Greg Baker endorses Magnation

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Greg Baker, certified crop advisor in Northern California endorses the effectiveness of Magnation Water Technologies for water quality (pH, TDS, bicarbonates, Sodium Absorption Ratios [SARs]) and water penetration that Magnation Water resolves. Baker explains Magnation helps do more with less, as well as achieve higher yields and better quality crops with Magnation. The price point and manufacturer’s warranty features are risk-free qualities that are hard to ignore.

Watch here

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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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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.
 
 
 

World food demand is set to grow 60% by 2050

Friday, March 27th, 2015

(Source: CropLife Canada)

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Higher Yields with Magnation

Higher Yields with Magnation

Magnation promotes growing higher yield and better quality food with less water and inputs. Zero chemicals, energy or maintenance once Magnation’s water systems are installed. Lifespan, up to 20 years.

“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

“We had a 10 bushel difference on 100 acres in our winter wheat: 95 bushels with Magnation unit, and 85 bushels in our control field. We noticed better infiltration and greener plants.” ~ Shane Grevins, Chapman, NE 

“My baby spinach yield was over 35% higher with Magnation’s water systems. It required less fertilizer and less water… and gave me an earlier harvest.” ~ Wayne Gularte, Rincon Farms, Gonzalez, CA 

Yes, irrigators and also dry farming can maximize seed germination!

Magnation’s Seed Maximizer™ boosts seed concentration, accelerates germination rates, improves root structure, promotes crop uniformity, promotes disease resistance, and increases yields.

* Earlier emergence & enhanced germination
* Increased starch and protein production
* Deeper, wide-spreading root structure
* Soybeans: more nitrogen nodules
* Higher disease resistance
* Enhanced plant health
* Better absorption rate
* Reduced heat stress
* Stronger stalks
* Bigger yields

 

The best eggs and poultry benefit from Improved Hydration and Nutrient Absorption

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015



#IPPE
 – Come and check Magnation Water Technologies out at Booth 10007 in Atlanta, Georgia! Jan 27-29, 2015

The best eggs and poultry benefit from Improved Hydration and Nutrient Absorption. Since poultry eggs are approximately 65% water and chickens are approximately 70% water, lets talk about water quality. Biologically activated life-giving water boosts poultry production by improving cellular hydration, digestion, health, size and consistency. With maximum hydration and nutrient absorption, Magnation supports optimal health for your poultry. Bigger. Better. Healthier.  Money back guarantee.

Visit us today at the International Production and Processors Expo in Atlanta, Georgia
http://www.mapyourshow.com/shows/index.cfm?Show_ID=ippe15&exhid=734&booth=10007&hall=C

Or learn more here if you aren’t in Atlanta for this year’s show…
http://www.moreplant.com/livestock-poultry/