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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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Road Trip around The Netherlands, Land of Water Technologies

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

It is a known fact that The Netherlands has a long and successful history of implementing forward-thinking water technologies. It was out of necessity—growing food and supporting life—that more land was created by moving the ocean over a bit to accommodate this quest for survival and thriving. This visionary clan of water engineers and scientists seem to have contributed to a ubiquitous presence around the planet. It may be of no coincidence that many of the distributors around the world that have aligned with Magnation Water Technologies are also Dutch.

Magnation’s CEO, Mike Jenzeh, happens to be en route to Hannover, Germany this week to exhibit the world’s largest agricultural machinery and equipment show: Agritechnica. While spending a few days in the motherland of water technologies with our European distributor, Piet Regnerus of Magliv Corporation, Mike and Piet had the fantastic opportunity to visit with several early adopter customers of Magnation’s water-intelligent technologies.

Check out some of these great images of professional soccer clubs using Magnation’s systems—PSV Eindhoven and and SC Heerenveen. The Philips Stadion is a soccer stadium in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and is the home of PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging). With a capacity of 35,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in the country.

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Also the soccer club SC Heerenveen in Friesland demonstrates its leadership in adopting Magnation’s turf-boosting clean and green technology for superior turf.

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In addition to supporting the health and vitality of sports turf in The Netherlands, Magnation systems can also be found keeping golf courses green and thriving. One extremely visible example of Magnation at work can be found at the highly reputable and elite Golf club, The International, near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The renowned course has been using Magnation systems for the past year with excellent results and data to prove it.

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According to Ron le Boulanger, who in collaboration with head greens-keeper Nico Burns, has conducted the data testing of the turf at The International course,  “When I was first told about magnetized spraying fluid for better leaf coverage and faster absorption, I didn’t believe it. But after testing it, it was all clear to me. Magnation’s Drift Control really works fabulously! The boom side with treated spraying fluid had a 10-15cm wider spraying pattern than the control side of the boom. Also, absorption was visibly faster with Drift Control. Drift Control can save us pesticide costs and lower the environmental damage.”

This visual comparison of their golf course says it all:

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Magnation is currently in the process of helping The International get “Geo certification”—An an eco type of certification in The Netherlands for reducing Co2 omissions and toxic inputs such as fungicides.

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Moving over into the agriculture realm, Mike and Piet met with Wim Gresnigt, managing director of Seasun, a leading greenhouse producer of tomatoes and paprika. Seasun, located in Kapelle in Zeeland, in the southwest domain of The Netherlands, has a greenhouse facility of over 50 hectares. After testing Magnation’s water system using a tds and ec meter, results were as follows:

TDS 2.24 treated with Magnation 2.37
EC 5.24 treated with Magnation 5.37

According to Wim, Magnation reduces the amount of fertilizer needed.

 

More updates to come… stay tuned! Read more about our technology here.

 

 

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.

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.