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Clean Water for All

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Alright, Awesome People!! 130 days to raise $35k to help women and children get clean water. Pay the Love forward!
We will hook up the top 2 donors during the first month (through March 20th, 2015) with a portable SpringBolt™, worth $225!
Use it on your shower for softer water and less chlorines! Bring it with you when you travel. Use it on your wine. Your water bottle. Whatevs! It’s super mobile, super effective and we want you to have one!
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Visit us at the World Ag Expo! >> Booth 2310

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Visit us at Booth 2310!
Click here for the interactive show Map 

Also, check out our NEW PRODUCT VIDEO: The Turbulator™

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/

 

 

 

Use less energy in 2015, and save more water.

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Using Less Energy
First of all, Happy New Year!
May it be the BEST one yet!!

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:

  • Agriculture
  • Industrial use
  • Household use
  • Environment
  • Wildlife & fishery restoration (life’s balance, and food)
  • Energy

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!

~ Stef

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$150,000 Ag Grant for Water & Energy Conservation Projects Available: 11/10 Deadline!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

$150k Grant - Water Board Logo - Magnation

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 grants@cdfa.ca.gov 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.

Contact:

Steve Lyle

Director of Public Affairs

California Department of Food and Agriculture

916-654-0462

Magnation can SAVE 60.5 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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.

Better Water for Feeding 9 Billion

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

According to National Geographic, Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe. We’ll likely have two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century—more than nine billion people. But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. The spread of prosperity across the world, especially in China and India, is driving an increased demand for meat, eggs, and dairy, boosting pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle, pigs, and chickens. If these trends continue, the double whammy of population growth and richer diets will require us to roughly double the amount of crops we grow by 2050. 5 suggestions from the writers of “Feeding The World” article:

  1. Step One: Freeze Agriculture’s Footprint
  2. Step Two: Grow More on Farms We’ve Got
  3. Step Three: Use Resources More Efficiently
  4. Step Four: Shift Diets
  5. Step Five: Reduce Waste

Magnation Water Technologies can help with:

  • Step One: Reducing Agriculture’s Footprint by using less pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides, along with 10% less energy to pump water. This means less pollution not only by reducing inputs, but also by softer water entering the soil reducing surface runoff significantly.
  • Step Two: Grow More on Farms ~ with healthier water, improved soil conditions, and more vigorous plants, crop yield not only increases, but crop quality does too. And Livestock benefits include healthier animals with improved hydration and nutrient absorption, and improved disease resistance.
  • Step Three: Use Resources More Efficiently ~ every type of farming operation can benefit from using 20-30% less water, 10% less inputs, 10% less energy to move the water. Not to mention longer-lasting equipment and less maintenance due to less scale buildup. All with no added chemicals, energy, or maintenance.

$25 Off Your Next Order

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Dear Customers,

We are happy to offer up-to-date information in a fun, informal and interactive style via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MagnationWater.

And we invite you to like us and receive $25 off your next order!

Cheers,
Magnation Team

Biochemical Sequence of Nutrition in Plants

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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.

Magnation on Twitter

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Dear Water Users,

Magnation is making the rounds on Twitter.  You too can save water and improve water productivity like Dean Piller Superintendent at Cordova Bay Golf Course.

Click to hear Dean’s interview on CBCVictoria  B.C with views of the golf course with 50% drop in wetting agents.

https://soundcloud.com/cbcvictoria/dean-piller-explains-how-a-magnet-can

For more information on how to improve water productivity and reduce your operational costs by 30%, improve soil and turf health every time you turn on your sprinklers please tweet @MagnationWater.