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Agrifac and Magnation, Champions of Doing More with Less

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Magnation Water Technologies began with vision and faith of founders Mike and Stef Jenzeh to introduce revolutionary chemical-free water treatment to farmers in California in 2008, every day in between then and now has been dedicated to improving water quality and maximizing water productivity.

Seven years later in stage 2 of Mike’s European tour with Piet Regnerus of Magliv Corporation—Magnation’s EU distributor—both met yesterday with Peter Millenaar, the general director of Agrifac. Currently a leader in Europe for the manufacturing of spraying machines. They’ve accurately identified that the world needs more and more food the same way Magnation has identified the world needs more and more life-promoting rain like water, and are rising up to the challenge with innovative and efficient designs. This shared understanding makes Magnation and Agrifac both champions of doing more with less.

After thorough, Dutch-style data-based testing of Magnation’s Drift Control products, Agrifac has seen verifiable results showing improved spray quality with smaller droplets, less drift and wider angle spread to be able to lower the boom (thus reducing even more drift and increasing efficacy). This results in more coverage and drift reduction while improving speed—in essence, higher productivity.

“I parallel the innovative Dutch farming techniques to the way they bring value to the international soccer arena. Dutch coaching and strategy has undeniably produced many quality players for the Champions leagues. For example, FC Barcelona adopted advanced innovative systems created by the Dutch years ago, and have catapulted this football (soccer) club into the elite status. With this same attitude and integrity, the Dutch agricultural industry produce high-quality and high-quantity of yields per acre. They’re also one of the smallest impactors on carbon dioxide emissions. With heavy research and production of the highest varieties of seed potatoes in the world, this small country is a global leader in efficient productivity, similar to the Israelis with active openness and solution-oriented towards water quality and quantity in desert soils with their share of agricultural challenges. It’s the resourcefulness I admire, the kind that is paramount to a sustainable future.” says Mike Jenzeh.

Today, Mike and Piet kick off Agritechnica—the worlds largest Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Show in Hanover, Germany from November 10-14th, with preview days November 8-9th, with enthusiasm for a successful week. If you’re in the area, visit us at Booth B-25 to learn more about Magnation’s powerful tools for boosting productivity and a sustainable future of farming.

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Seed Maximizer™ Promotes Better Root Structure, Better Yields

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Magnation unit testing by Scott Borman and Green Valley Farms, Harvest Year: 2014
 
Mike,
I am writing this to let you know the testing results of the magnation unit.  I put a 6″ flanged Magnation unit on the bottom of a trash can and ran our corn seed and soybean seed through the unit right before it went into the planter.  Here are the results of my findings.  
 
Corn:  I didn’t see any difference in emergence time, but  I did notice the plants on the 8 treated rows were a little taller.  During the growing season we would scout the field and see if I noticed any difference.  Didn’t notice much difference through the growing season, but when you get 30″ plus of rain it’s pretty hard to see a difference out there.
 
In doing some root digs in various spots on this 80 acre piece of ground I noticed that the root mass was bigger on the seed that was magnetized compared to the one that wasn’t.  Lets fast forward to harvest.  Picked 8 rows of treated seed and weighed it and picked 8 rows of non-treated.  We picked up a little shy of 1/2 a bushel and acre just by running the seed through the Magnation unit.  This was not just in one spot of the field.  We checked multiple times and we were right in that 1/2 bushel an acre increase.  I also noticed the stalk quality was better on the treated plant than the untreated.  
 
So in my conclusion on running corn seed through Magnation’s units is this…  If you have purchased a unit for irrigation, you just as well utilize it on your seed to get more bang for your buck and have healthier plants.
 
Soybeans:  We treated the soybeans the same.  Ran one box through the Magnation unit and just dumped one box into the planter.  Side by side on about 95 acres.  My planter operator didn’t flag where he started at, so test was kind of non-determined.  But, the neighbor who bought a Magnation unit ran his soybeans through the Magnation unit and did a side by side.  Pulled some plants and noticed more root nodules than the untreated seed.  Probably double than the untreated.  This brings us to harvest.  There was a 3.3 bushels to the acre increase just by running the soybean seed through the Magnation unit.
 
Sprayer:  I put a 2″ unit on my John Deere sprayer. Sprayed my 32% on the corn ground, sprayed a pre-emerge on the beans. Sprayed my herbicide and glyphosate on the corn when it was 6″ tall. Then sprayed beans with glyphosate and foliar blend. Results are this: There are a lot of variables in spraying… wind, heat, humidity and water.  I mixed no ams [ammonium sulfate] in my spray and noticed the best weed control I have seen.  I sprayed some Volunteer corn on a Friday at 12 in the afternoon and by 9 am the next day it was turning silver and dying—a positive thing when it happens so quickly.  Also when spraying I noticed the tank mix that I was spraying wasn’t drifting.  I could run faster with more pressure less drift covering more acres.”
 
Thanks for a great product to help increase my bottom line on our farming operation.  Cannot wait to do some more experiments with it this next year.
 
Thanks again,
Scott Borman
 
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Higher Yields with Magnation
 
 
 
 
Another Nebraska Farmer writes:
 
“Our results have been remarkable. Where we installed the Magnation unit, the corn out-yielded our other irrigated corn but used 30% less irrigation water. The corn was 11% better than that fields previous best yield, there was noticeably better uniformity across the sprinklers on the pivot, and our pumping costs were lower. ”  ~ Lee Fintel, Superior, NE
 
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The map above is a yield map taken from Mr. Fintel’s combine monitor in Superior, Nebraska. The red box indicates where the testing took place, at a diagonal angle to assure the data was specific to this test. Every other row was treated with Magnation’s Seed Maximizer. 6.29 acres was treated, and 6.29 acres was untreated. The green is the higher yield, the yellow the lower yield. Untreated seeds yielded 55.1 bushels an acre. The Magnation-treated seeds yielded 58.58 bushels an acre. Magnation boosted 3.48 extra bushels per acre. Currently soybeans are $9.50 a bushel, earning an extra $33.06 an acre.
 
 
 

California Orders Unprecedented, Mandatory Water Cuts

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

 

Latest electronic measurements from California’s Department of Water Resources show the mountain snow water equivalent at a record low of 5%. As the snow is needed to help replenish reservoirs, state and federal officials have sharply curtailed supplies to farmers and other users.

Meanwhile, cities and water agencies have instituted strict conservation measures while Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide mandatory cuts for the first time ever last week.Drought-Progress-CA-2011-2015_600pix

For residential users, landscape irrigators, Magnation’s chemical-free, energy-free and maintenance-free water-saving systems are installed at the incoming main line to treat all the water to your home and garden. Save 20% water in your garden, while using less chemicals and detergents to keep your home clean and healthy. Reduce hard water residue on your shower doors, walls, toilets and sinks—and get rid of your softener. Healthier, more productive water for the entire family and property.

The Bolt H2O™ Home Unit softens hard water without salts. Improve the ability of water to dissolve waste and other compounds. This highly efficient water replaces the needs for expensive and inconvenient salt softeners (which are also destructive to our environment), helps reduce cleaning detergents by 30%, extend the life of your plumbing and hardware, and reduces buildup.

Benefits throughout your home include:

• Reduces water use 20% for irrigation and enhances the benefits for lawns, vegetable gardens, flower beds, and all plants and trees 
• Improve taste of water, food and beverages made with treated water
• Softens entire water system without chemicals or maintenance!
• Cuts detergent use in half by increasing dissolvability
• Reduces discharge of chemicals into the environment
• Reduces need for shampoo, soaps and cleaners
• Less residue on shower screens, floor & walls
• Less scale buildup in pipes and shower heads
• Water efficiency for cooking and cleaning
• Cuts the need for fertilizers 10-30%.
• Softer skin and hair!

Available in 3/4″ and 1″ diameters in Anodized Aluminum or Stainless Steel.

Easy to use, Magnation’s Bolt H2O™ Home Unit and the mobile, clamp-on SpringBolt™ help and have been used for hard water control for over 60 years. Since 2008, Magnation’s water systems have been helping people cut water use, improve water quality, and help reduce environmental pollution. Enjoy the benefits for 10 or more years. Comes with a 7-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

“We like it. It makes our skin softer. And makes our grass grow faster and greener. And the water tastes better. Our dish water runs better and we use less soap.”
~ Steven J. Bishop, Blackfoot, ID

“I put one of the Magnation units on my domestic well. I was amazed at its ability to eliminate my hard water deposits and the stains on my faucets are gone. I am very well pleased with the outcome.”
– Dean Johnson, Kimberly, ID

“Our water tastes better, and our plants are looking good around the house. We’re recommending it to our son who farms.”
~ Glenda and Earl Berlier, Lakin, KS

“After installing the Magnation System we haven’t had to put salt in our softener at home and our laundry is coming out cleaner than when were running the softener.”
~ Lyle Nunnenkamp, Sutton, NE

“I like what I’m seeing at home, with removal of scale in the pipes and what the Magnation unit is doing with our water hardness. I’m putting it on my pivot.”
~ Steve Nelson, Sloan, IA

For golf courses especially, easy water penetration into your impacted soils, and a minimum of 20% water-savings have been proven in University trials and golf courses alike, endorsed by Superintendents. Read more here.

Read more about California’s drought and mandatory water cuts.

World food demand is set to grow 60% by 2050

Friday, March 27th, 2015

(Source: CropLife Canada)

We answer with Maximum Water Utilization!

Higher Yields with Magnation

Higher Yields with Magnation

Magnation promotes growing higher yield and better quality food with less water and inputs. Zero chemicals, energy or maintenance once Magnation’s water systems are installed. Lifespan, up to 20 years.

“Our results have been remarkable. Where we installed the Magnation unit, the corn out-yielded our other irrigated corn but used 30% less irrigation water. The corn was 11% better than that fields previous best yield, there was noticeably better uniformity across the sprinklers on the pivot, and our pumping costs were lower. ” ~ Lee Fintel, Superior, NE

“We had a 10 bushel difference on 100 acres in our winter wheat: 95 bushels with Magnation unit, and 85 bushels in our control field. We noticed better infiltration and greener plants.” ~ Shane Grevins, Chapman, NE 

“My baby spinach yield was over 35% higher with Magnation’s water systems. It required less fertilizer and less water… and gave me an earlier harvest.” ~ Wayne Gularte, Rincon Farms, Gonzalez, CA 

Yes, irrigators and also dry farming can maximize seed germination!

Magnation’s Seed Maximizer™ boosts seed concentration, accelerates germination rates, improves root structure, promotes crop uniformity, promotes disease resistance, and increases yields.

* Earlier emergence & enhanced germination
* Increased starch and protein production
* Deeper, wide-spreading root structure
* Soybeans: more nitrogen nodules
* Higher disease resistance
* Enhanced plant health
* Better absorption rate
* Reduced heat stress
* Stronger stalks
* Bigger yields

 

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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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/

 

 

 

Boost Poultry Vitality and Disease Resistance against Avian Flu

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Avian Flu Will Have Notable Impact on Poultry Trade: Report 

Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group says avian flu virus pressure will become a global issue for the ag industry after new high-pathogenic avian flu outbreaks in the European Union, Canada, India and Egypt add to existing cases in East Asia and Mexico.Rabobank analyst Nan-Dirk Mulder says the disease is increasingly spreading globally via wild birds.

Affected regions will therefore continue to suffer from economic damage and temporary lost export markets, with lower local prices especially for dark meat, Rabobank says. The bank’s report comes just as USDA this week announced a pathogenic bird flu strain had been identified in wild birds in Washington state.

Magnation’s maintenance-free water treatment boosts vitality and disease resistance in poultry, livestock and all living things from plants to people. Improve cellular metabolism, hydration, digestion and more. One time installation with 10-20 years of healthier water. Requires zero energy. Learn more 

#IPPE, #International Poultry Processing Expo, #Poultry Health

 

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.

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.

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!