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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.
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It’s the little things. Add them up and it turns out to be a great thing. Making personal bests, for example. As personal resolve, I (one of the founders of Magnation) am committed to reducing my impact by both practicing myself and teaching my kids to turn off the lights when we/they leave the room—all the time. I grew up in a household where all the lights in the house on was normal. It meant comfort. However, times, as well as myself, have changed! I am still comfortable with less lights on (except the lights on the Christmas tree 🙂 )—and feeling satisfied knowing my impact is about doing my part in the community.
Using less energy means also using less water.
In drought-stricken California, where I was born and currently live, irrigation water critical to about 3 million acres of agricultural land in the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys and along California’s central coast, but that quantity was significantly reduced in WY (Water Year) 2014. The CVP (Central Valley Project) also provides urban water for millions of people and industrial water essential to the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy. Water from the CVP is also crucial for the environment, wildlife and fishery restoration, and hydroelectric power production.
So, for those of us who read parts of articles due to time constraints, this is what local water impacts:
During Water Year 2014, CVP powerplants generated about 2.7 billion kilowatt-hours. Project use consumed about 25 percent of this energy; the remaining energy was made available for marketing. That’s for us folks to use.
How does Magnation help reduce energy consumption?
Magnation significantly helps reduce friction, making it easier to pump and move water with less energy. Simply put, magnetic field softens the water, making it easier to flow.
In Agriculture, customers have reported using 10% less energy using Magnation’s RainBolt™ for well casings, for example. Apply the same calculation to households who use the Bolt H2O Softener™ improving the same energy consumption (not to mention environmental & cost benefits of less chemicals/detergents in the house and removal of salt-softeners).
And there are plenty more ways to do our little parts. For now, it’s about turning that switch off for me, when it’s time. Thanks for reading!
From our family to yours, we wish you all the best for a healthy, good and properous 2015!
This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5). State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
Please see the message below from the California Department of Food and Agriculture for information on funding opportunities for water efficiency and enhancement projects.
Release #14-043: CDFA TO INITIATE SECOND ROUND OF FUNDING FOR THE STATE WATER EFFICIENCY AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (SWEEP)
SWEEP is a unique opportunity for growers to receive financial assistance to install water distribution systems that save water and reduce greenhouse gases. Up to $150,000 will be provided directly to agricultural operations for water and energy conservation projects that benefit all Californians. The funding can support a broad range of irrigation-related projects such as pump improvements, equipment to facilitate water saving measures and other quantifiable water distribution and greenhouse gas reduction management practices.
Prospective applicants must access the “Application Guidelines” at www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/SWEEP for detailed information on eligibility and program requirements. To streamline and expedite the application process, CDFA is partnering with the State Water Resources Control Board, which hosts an online application using the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST). All applicants must register for a FAAST account at https://faast.waterboards.ca.gov.
Growers will be able to access the FAAST application system on September 29 at 8:00 a.m. PST. Applications must be submitted electronically using FAAST by Friday November 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Prospective applicants may contact CDFA’s Grants Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with general program questions.
Governor Brown has called on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent and prevent water waste. Visit www.SaveOurWater.com to find out how everyone can do their part and www.Drought.CA.Gov to learn more about how California is dealing with the effects of the drought.
Director of Public Affairs
California Department of Food and Agriculture
How much water is used in the United States each day for irrigation of crops?
Daily irrigation use is much larger than drinking water use (about four times), but the volume depends on the location and the time of year. It takes about 50 glasses of water just to grow enough oranges to produce one glass of orange juice, for example. One estimate puts the total amount used for irrigation at 141 billion gallons a day, 66% from surface water and 34% from groundwater. Of course, most irrigation water is not treated as tap water is. A 20% reduction equals a savings of an average of 28.2 billion gallons daily in US agricultural land alone!
Total industrial use, by comparison, is about 160 billion gallons per day. A 20% reduction equals a savings of 32 billion gallons in US industrial applications, daily.
Information provided by Agricultural Water Conservation Clearinghouse
An independent controlled study conducted in 2014 by Olds College in Canada; (The Effects of Magnet Treated Irrigation Water on Kentucky Bluegrass in a Greenhouse Environment, MacKenzie, Johb, Plantje, 2014) treated irrigation water with Magnation® Rainbolt™ water systems in a greenhouse environment, with the control group remaining untreated. Results show the same effect is achieved while using 20% less irrigation water when treated, for a total of 80% water application, as compared to the controlled amount of 100% normal water application.
Approximately 2.08 billion gallons of water are used everyday to irrigate golf courses in the United States. (Lyman, 2012). A 20% reduction equals a significant savings of 416 million gallons daily in US turfgrass for golf courses alone.
In summary, in only Agricultural, Industrial and Golf turgrass applications, Magnation Water Technologies can SAVE 60.5 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY without any added chemicals, energy, or maintenance to make it work, and zero by-products.
Biochemical Sequence of Nutrition in Plants is a great article which bring attention to how agriculture can be oversimplified. And when it is oversimplified, actions intended to benefit plant growth, like adding NPK fertilizer, can actually hinder the process. While it can be helpful to simplify complex problems, solutions that only address a portion of the issue or process are not sustainable. In this article, the author identified at least 8 elements that are important for comprehensive plant health, but many fertilizers only focus on 3: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The author’s more holistic approach to agriculture is more sustainable and effective in the long run.