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Irrigation Soil Profiles

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Over the weekend our partners in Europe, 2Excell Magnetics, completed an irrigation soil profile.   They watered a plot of soil with 10mm of water and measured how far the water penetrated into the soil at regular time increments.  Check out the test results, Magnation Water Irrigation Profiles.  You can see that in just one hour the water penetrates 180 mm (7 inches) through hard clayey soil.  This test relates to what we are observing in the Bakersfield test as well.  Because the water is penetrating further into the soil, it promotes deeper root growth, and further penetration means less water lost to evaporation.  Less water loss means the plants have access to more water allowing for healthier, more sustainable plant growth.

Magnation Water Irrigation Profiles

Update: Bakersfield Parks & Rec Mesa Marin Sports Park Test

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

It has been 4 weeks since Jerry Todd met with Bakersfield Parks & Rec personnel to install a Magnation unit on the at the landscape traffic circle.  When the unit was originally installed the turf had a root depth of 2-3 inches.  Four weeks later the root depth in the test soil is more than 4 inches.  While the root depth in the control soil has remained at only about 2 inches.  It is important to note that every added inch of root depth yield better plant health as well as less water and fertilizer requirements.

If you take a look at the posted photos, the control test area is much browner and more inconsistent, while the test area using the Magnation product, is greener, with a much more uniform turf growth and better overall health and appearance.

It looks like things are progressing smoothly.  Jerry will continue to monitor the test area and we will continue to provide updates.

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!

Greenhouse & Horticulture Benefits with Magnation

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Magnation has been highlighted in a Dutch e-publication on GroeteNet (“Vegetable”Net) following a successful show at GreenTech 2014 in Amsterdam this past June.  English translation of article available for reading below.

For interest in Western Europe, please contact our distributer Piet Regnerus.

GreenTech 2014 Magnation Exhibitors

 

 

Magnation Technology Promotes Plant Health 

2Excell Magnetics Europe introduced last week at GreenTech, Magnation Water Technology for horticulture. This is a U.S. company whose products are widely used in agriculture. This technology promotes healthy soil, strong plants and high yields. 2Excell Magnetics Europe was the last participant enrolled in GreenTech in 2014. This American company is inactive on the Dutch market, but wants to move into horticulture in the Netherlands, and introduce magnetic water technology to a variety of industries.”The technology splits molecules into smaller clusters. Smaller clusters of water are easily absorbed into the soil and plant cells, which promotes a healthy soil, strong plants and high yields, “says CEO Piet Regnerus of 2Excell Magnetics Europe.” In addition, smaller clusters of water molecules also reduce the amount of dissolved substances, reducing limescale and greatly reducing water salinity. ” And there is another important fact, adds Regnerus: “For horticulture this technology a 20% reduction of pesticides can be” realized. 

Magnation Installations Cordova Bay

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Related to our previous post, Cordova Bay Superintendent Dean Piller sent us a couple pictures of Magnation installations.

The first image shows the installation of the water system after the pump. The 8″ Big Blue unit is within the piping— if you look closely you can see the blue flange showing.

The second is our 4″ RainBolt installed underground.

Magnation prides itself in offering simple to install, versatile and highly effective products for water-wise superintendents.

Let us know how you want to apply our products, or give us information about any of your water issues and we will work with you to find the best solution.

Thank you for the pictures Mr. Piller, wishing you a fantastic year ahead!

Cordova Bay Golf Course Results

Friday, June 27th, 2014

A respected superintendent of  Cordova Bay Golf Course, Dean Piller has provided pictures of the course.  He attributes the visible results he is achieving on his greens to Magnation’s water system which was recently installed. “Our third fairway is showing very even moisture.  This [was] not typical before installation of Magnation’s RainBolt.”

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Cordova Bay Golf Course Magantion Water System Installation

The 4th Phase of Water

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

We won’t be surprised if Gerald H. Pollack will win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of water. Quoted as “the most significant scientific discovery of this century”, the concept is is beyond our current understanding of water being either a solid, liquid or vapor. The central message of the book: Water participates in virtually everything. It’s behavior depends on location and microenvironment. Pollack lays a simple foundation for understanding how changes of water structure underlie most energetic transitions of form and motion on Earth.

Here are the Four Foundational Principals, which you can further read about in the book:

Principle 1: Water Has Four Phases

  1. Ice (solid)
  2. EZ /Exclusion Zone (best described as a liquid crystal with physical properties analogous to those of raw egg white)
  3. Water (liquid)
  4. Vapor (gas)

Principle 2: Water Stores Energy
Water stores energy in two modes: order and charge separation.

Principle 3: Water gets Energy from Light
The sun’s electromagnetic energy builds potential energy in water. Water continually absorbs energy from the environment and transduces that energy into work.

Principle 4: Like-Charged Entities Can Attract One Another
Like charges themselves don’t attract; the attraction is mediated by the unlike charges that gather in between. Those unlikes draw the like charges toward one another, until like-like repulsion balances the attraction.

 

What does this mean for you?

The 4th gel-like phase of water “EZ” as mentioned above, excludes solutes, including contaminants, harvesting the EZ amounts to collecting untainted water. It amounts to a filterless filter that achieves purification courtesy of incident electromagnetic energy. This implies, whether we understand it or not, water technologies based on physics, not chemicals, has a valid and powerful foundation in science. Magnation Water Technologies is here to offer these technologies to you, for your benefit and our planet’s.

The 4th Phase of Water

The 4th Phase of Water

You can buy this book by calling us at 888-820-0363. 

 

About Professor Pollack
Professor Gerald Pollack is Founding Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal, WATER and is recognized as an international leader in science and engineering.

The University of Washington Faculty chose Pollack, in 2008, to receive their highest annual distinction: the Faculty Lecturer Award. He was the 2012 recipient of the coveted Progogine Medal for thermoynamics of dissipative systems. He has received an honorary doctorate from Ural State Univeristy in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and was more recently named an Honorary Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Foreign Member of the Srpska Academy. Pollack is a founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of both the American Heart Association and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He recently received an NIH Director’s Transformative R01 Award for his work on water, and maintains an active laboratory in Seattle, Washington.

Pollack’s interests have ranged broadly from biological motion and cell biology to the interaction of biological surfaces with aqueous solutions. His 1990 book, Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion won an Excellence Award from the Society for Technical Communication; his subsequent book Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, won that Society’s Distinguished Award.

Pollack is recognized worldwide as a dynamic speaker and a scientist willing to challenge any long-held dogma that does not fit the facts.

Magnation Spring Update

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
After a long season of trade shows since October (roughly 25 or 30), rebranding,  and product development of our US-Made systems, we’re able to spend some time again on our communications.

HERE’S WHAT’S NEW:

1. We’ve started manufacturing our systems in three materials: Ultraheavy Moleculular Weight (UHMW) Plastic, Anodized Aluminum, and Stainless Steel.

2. We’ve added new sizes, starting at 1/4″, 3/4″, and have a beautiful 14″ system added to our expanding BIG BLUE™ Irrigation & Pump Systems product line. In addition, we’ve added our new RAINBOLT™ Well Systems.

3. We’ve lowered our pricing significantly!

4. We’ve added a new section to our website that speaks to Turf 

5. We’ve updated our Industrial section

6. You can now securely order online. We confirm your order with a phone call before processing to ensure the right systems for your use were ordered.

7. And have you seen our latest brochure?

Principles of Corrosion

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Corrosion is the disintegration of metal through an unintentional chemical or electro- chemical action, starting at its surface. It is recognized as one of industry’s most difficult problems and the resulting losses each year are in the tens of billions of dollars.

Metals are usually extracted from ores through the application of a considerable amount of energy. Certain environments offer opportunities for these metals to combine chemically with elements to form compounds and return to their lower energy levels. In other words, corrosion can be viewed as the tendency of a metal to revert back to its natural and more stable state as an ore.

Corrosion of a buried metal is greatly influenced by the soil in which it is buried. The major soil conditions which affect corrosion and must be considered are type, drainage, resistivity, acidity, and particle size. The ditch backfill environment is a man made disturbance of the natural environment and can adversely affect these soil conditions.

TYPE
Soil may consist of sand. loam. clay. mulch. or a combination of any or all of these. The most corrosive is mulch; the least. sand.

DRAINAGE
Soils with the poorest drainage are the most corrosive while well drained soils are the least corrosive. The exception to this is a soil which contains cinders. Cinder fills are well drained but any moisture present makes it a very corrosive environment.

RESISTIVITY
Low resistivity soils are corrosive and high resistivity soils are the least corrosive. as a rule. However. acidity and oxygen concentration can alter this.

ACIDITY (PH)
A neutral soil (PH-7.0) is least corrosive. A soil with a PH of 3.0 would be very acidic and corrosive. Alkaline soils (PH above 7.0) contain dissolved salts which can accelerate corrosion. This is especially true in desert soils.

PARTICLE SIZE
Large soil particles can allow oxygen to penetrate to the buried metal product. If an area with an abundance of oxygen is next to an area of a limited supply of oxygen, a differential aeration corrosion cell is created.

Everything starts with better soils.

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

AJ Ochoa of Othello, Washington, farms potatoes on higher ph soils, irrigating through deep wells and also a local aquifer.

“The main word that I could come away with was ‘mellower soils’ which is one of the most important fundamentals in farming. Everything starts with better soils.” says AJ. “We drove into the fields that were treated and fields that were not treated after harvest. The ride in the truck was much smoother in the fields that were treated. The truck ride in the untreated field was very hard and bumpy. As for the harvest of potatoes there is much less dirt that sticks to the potatoes when treated due to mellower soils.”

AJ also has 2″ units installed in his potato coolers which show a more consistent and uniform mist for storing potatoes and will show reduction in scale build up . He’s very satisfied and convinced that he can see more of the benefits in the second year than the first.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO of AJ OCHOA POTATO HARVEST 2012
Aj Ochoa Potato Harvest 2012
Video taken in this week’s visit with in Othello, WA. Mr. Ochoa has been using our systems for 2 years.