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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.

 

 

Golf Course Superintendent Saves 2.5 Million Gallons Per Month with Magnation

Monday, April 13th, 2015
My name is Dean Piller, Member of the GCSAA for 25 years.  I am the Superintendent of the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, British Columbia and Past Past President of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.  I read with interest an article about the water restrictions and serious drought facing California.  Two years ago I began doing research on the Magnation product line that has the ability to reduce irrigation requirements for turf and agriculture crops by up to 25%.  We have installed pump station magnets on both of my golf courses with noticeable results.  Last summer, in one of the hottest and driest summers on record our irrigation daily run times were 80,000 gallons less per night equating to 2.5 million gallons per month.  
Sincerely,
Dean Piller
Superintendent
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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.