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Road Trip around The Netherlands, Land of Water Technologies

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:

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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.

 

 

Keeping School Grounds and Sports Fields Alive During Times of Drought

October 21st, 2015

Landscape Managers Find a Cost-Effective Way of Treating Water and Saving Recreational Areas

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It’s widely known that the serious drought conditions in California and other western states have taken a critical toll on the agriculture industry. But did you know that many K-12 schools and universities throughout these regions have had to drastically curtail – and in some cases, eliminate — their outdoor sports activities due to the sustained lack of rainfall? In Santa Cruz, California, restrictions were imposed on all residents and businesses starting in 2014, in order to cut overall usage by 25% (in June of the same year it became a statewide mandate). Businesses and organizations with large landscaped sites, including schools and city parks using outdoor irrigation systems, were required to limit themselves to one-third of the water that was needed to maintain their gardens, lawns or fields. As a result, fields were closed at UC Santa Cruz as well as local high schools. Athletic programs were put on hold. This may sound like an extreme scenario, but it is far from being an isolated case. Throughout California and other drought-ravaged states, the dwindling supplies of water for landscape purposes is responsible for the closure of parks, golf courses, playgrounds and sports fields.

Aesthetics aren’t the only thing at risk when restrictions are imposed on landscaped grounds. When outdoor school and recreational areas are not adequately watered, the ground becomes rock hard and for those playing soccer or football, or even children playing at recess outside of their elementary schools, the results of falling on such hard ground can be injurious. For this reason, parks, recreation and grounds superintendents and maintenance managers are clamoring for solutions that will allow them to make their limited irrigation water go further. The following report highlights one such solution that is not only rescuing landscaped areas, but is also saving groundskeepers a substantial amount of money by eliminating the cost and labor of using wetting agents.

The Discovery School, Bakersfield, CA

In the Fruitvale School District, located in northwest Bakersfield, California, Brian Prine has been Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation, for almost 11 years. Brian oversees the irrigation of six different campuses in this region. When state requirements forced him to cut his watering time from 6 days a week to 3 days a week, the results were soon evident. The turf on some of the grounds and fields turned brown and, in localized areas, disappeared altogether. One of the campuses, the Discovery Elementary School, was particularly troublesome. The soil there was clay-based and the lack of water was slowly turning the ground to brick.

Before the drought restrictions were imposed, Prine used to water the grounds 6 days a week in the summer. Now, he is limited to 3 days of watering per week. “I can’t increase my watering,” said Prine. “And because my campus is so big, I need the full watering time allotted to me. So I had to find a solution that could keep the soil and turf healthy, using half as much water.” However, after doing some research, Prine was hard-pressed to find a solution that was within his budget. “I could use a ‘liquid gypsum’ product on the grounds that has been known to work. But the cost was beyond what my budget allowed. The cost of one year’s worth of applications would be $7,860, and that’s not even considering the added expenses of of time and labor needed to apply the wetting agent about every other month.” Prine also heard about a water treatment product from a company called Magnation Water Technologies, which claimed to save water, support healthy soil and grass and eliminate the need for wetting agents. Figuring that it was worth a try, he put Magnation to the test on his most problematic campus. He found that the Magnation system could easily be integrated with his existing irrigation set-up at the Discovery School. The company claimed that the product can last for as long as 15 years without needing replacement. The cost? $3400. Compared to the $7860 for one application of a wetting solution that would only cover one year, it was well worth the trial, according to Prine.

The rewards of trying something new

It’s now autumn in Bakersfield, CA. And just in time for the return of students to the Discovery School, the grounds are today healthy and looking good. To ascertain just how well this new irrigation treatment is working, Prine and his crew take monthly samples from different outdoor locations around the school. After only using Magnation for several months, the results of the tests are impressive (see charts below). The sod roots in September were more than twice as long as they were in July, and the average ground moisture extended almost three times deeper from July to September. According to Prine, “It’s clear to me that this product is doing what I was told it was going to. We have restored our soil and turf back to a healthy condition using half as much water, with the Magnation product. And it’s much more time- and cost-effective than using any type of wetting agent to try to get similar results. The product is already paying for itself after only several months.”

Turf and Soil Tests Done at Discovery School, Fruitvale School District

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

To verify the results that Prine experienced at the Discovery School, we traveled to a completely different location to investigate another recent customer of this seemingly incredible water treatment system. Commerce City, Colorado is home to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, also known as DSG Park, a soccer-specific stadium that hosts the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. In addition to the stadium, DSG Park offers 25 soccer fields; 23 of them use natural grass that must be consistently maintained and kept healthy. Phil McQuade, the current Director of Turf at DSG Park and Stadium, has been employed by the complex since it opened in 2007, and was looking for a solution to help maintain healthy coverage on these fields.

“We’re located in a particularly high-wind area and because of this we often experience dry spots in the turf. Since people who use these fields expect the grounds to be in top shape, we needed to find a sustainable solution to this problem.” McQuade discovered the Magnation products at a local trade show and decided to experiment. “Surrounding the stadium, we have four pods with six fields in each pod. These fields are regularly used for soccer, lacrosse, football, you name it. We decided to test out the product by installing a Magnation unit in the irrigation system to just one of our pods. That was in April of this year, and now we (myself, my assistant and our irrigation consultant) are definitely seeing a reduction of dry spots. Not only have the areas of dryness shrunk, but the turf is now coming in thicker.”

Convinced by the tangible results they got on these six fields, McQuade just purchased an additional unit to install for another pod of fields. “We think there is a definite benefit to using this water treatment,” said McQuade. “We’re also testing an area inside the large stadium; a couple of berms that are south-facing and right by a building. They are constantly being baked by sunlight all day. So we wanted to see what would happen if we put Magnation on the irrigation heads in that section.” McQuade and his colleagues installed Magnation on one side of this problematic section, but not on the other, and again found evidence of how well this treatment worked. McQuade sums it up by saying, “Everything being equal on both sides, the one side treated with Magnation appeared to have less dry patches and the turf was denser. I honestly believe that the Magnation treatment helps water penetrate the soil and therefore we’re getting deeper roots and healthier turf.”

Challenging the status quo

With such compelling testimonies from the users of this unique water treatment system, one can’t help but be curious why – especially during these times of severe drought conditions – Magnation has not yet gained a higher level of ubiquity. According to Mike Jenzeh, the co-founder and CEO of the Oakland, CA-based company, “Change happens gradually, especially with products that are disrupting the status quo of the way things have been done for decades. But, when you have something that is proven to work again and again in a variety of applications; when the evidence collected from hands-on experience by agricultural experts, landscape managers, golf superintendents and the like, becomes undeniable, then people are more willing to give it a try. We’re not quite at the tipping point yet, but word is spreading fast and more and more people are turning to us. We have demonstrated that we can help a wide range of water issues, and the proof is in the results.”

Although this “different” way of addressing landscape and agricultural irrigation problems is finally gaining recognition, Magnation is a David among many Goliaths in the water treatment industry. However, if you recall the outcome of that ancient confrontation, it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that, with such a demonstrable method of tackling BIG irrigation problems during desperate times, Magnation has just the right slingshot for saving water and helping to save our gardens, parks and recreation areas.

How Magnation’s Innovative Water Systems Help Organic Growers with a Variety of Challenges

October 1st, 2015

Magnation-For-Organic-FarmingIn spite of the worst drought California has seen in centuries, statistics from the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) organization, indicate that organic farming is currently booming in the Golden State, with a significant increase in certified organic farms over the past several years. Since 2010, the CCOF has expanded by over 1.5 million acres—that’s 2,343 square miles—of certified organic land.

How organic growers are not only weathering this water crisis, but also thriving during this time, is worth some exploration. Part of the answer lies with the alternative farming methods that organic growers employ. Using heavy mulches to reduce evaporation from the soil surface, better soil contouring, which reduces unintended runoff and also helps reduce erosion, and the use of artificial swales, (small depressions in the land designed to capture runoff and increase water infiltration) are some of the procedures used in organic farming to lessen the amount of water needed to grow healthy crops.

But in addition to these inventive organic farming methods, an increasing number of farmers are integrating a simple, innovative, non-chemical water treatment solution with their irrigation systems. It reduces the amount of water needed, helps keep moisture levels high in soil, and enhances the health and vitality of crops. According to the growers, themselves, this method of treating irrigation water is extremely effective in addressing a variety of issues that are challenging conventional and organic farmers. The solution is called Magnation Water Technologies.

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S. Central Nebraska Farmer gets Increased Bushels; Interview on KRVN

September 17th, 2015

Husker Harvest Days from 2012 was when Lee Fintel discovered Magnation. Since then he’s done his due diligence prior to purchasing the water systems, he’s implemented our technology and conducted controlled study’s between fields, collected data, and now speaks his confidence on this 8-minute KRVN interview. Listen to it here.

He’s improved water availability to plant by 20%, seen how Magnation unlocks the nutrients from his fertilizers and increased his bushels. Efficient, easy to install, water-conservation-minded, Fintel is happy to share his story with Magnation.

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Read his Case Study here

 

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Water Productivity and How Physics (chemical-free) Improves Water Quality and Conservation

August 27th, 2015
The new Fall issue of Turf Trends Magazine published an important article on water productivity on page 104; and how physics (zero chemicals) can play a major role in water quality/conservation and penetration. Enjoy!

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TurfTrends Fall 2015 Article on Magnation

Magnetized Water: Universal Source of Health?

August 24th, 2015

hanslarsenResearch carried out by NASA has demonstrated that astronauts who are cut off from the earth’s magnetic field develop significant health problems which can be prevented by providing an artificial magnetic field within the space capsule(1,2).

Do you suffer from a magnetic deficiency? The answer could well be “yes” unless you are already taking special precautions to avoid it. The earth’s magnetic field is declining steadily and has lost over 30 per cent of its strength over the last 2000 years. Some scientists believe the decline is accelerating and that we may be headed for a complete reversal where the magnetic North pole will be situated at the geographic South pole instead of at the geographic North pole as is currently the case. Magnetic field reversals take place only very rarely. The last one happened about 780,000 years ago so we don’t know what the effects of a reversal would be. We do know that once the reversal process starts it can proceed relatively quickly and be completed in as little as 2000 years(3,4). Human beings have no doubt adapted to a certain strength of the earth’s magnetic field. At the moment this strength is declining at a rate which may exceed our capacity to cope. Add to that the fact that we, to an increasing degree, encase ourselves in steel or reinforced concrete buildings, cars, subways and many other “cages” which essentially screen out the already weakened magnetic field and the stage could well be set for a massive dose of magnetic deficiency syndrome(1).

Magnets and Health
The human body is profoundly responsive to electromagnetic fields. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a powerful medical diagnostic technique which uses magnetic fields to distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. Treatment with pulsed electromagnets (pulsars) has been found highly effective in curing or alleviating conditions such as bone fractures, migraine headaches, insomnia and depression. Pads and mattresses with built-in magnets are used to alleviate insomnia, rheumatic pain, migraines and circulatory problems. Says Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig ScD PhD of the Institute for Biophysics in Horb, Germany “Magnetic field therapy is a method that penetrates the whole human body and can treat every organ without chemical side effects”(1,5-8).

The effects of the North pole (negative) and South pole (positive) magnetism are quite different. North polarity stabilizes, calms and sedates and also reduces pain, infection and inflammation. South polarity, on the other hand, is acid producing, enervating, biologically disorganizing and may accelerate bacteria growth. Magnets with a South polarity should only be used under the care of a trained practitioner if at all(1,6).

The fact that our bodies consist mainly of water and that all our bodily processes are heavily dependent on water has lead to research into the possibility of using magnetized water to promote health and treat disease.

Benefits of Magnetized Water
For those of us who associate magnetism with intricate patterns of iron filings between the poles of a magnet the idea that water can be magnetized sounds pretty far out. However, there is ample evidence that magnetizing water either with permanent magnets or with electromagnets actuallly has a profound effect. The first practical application of water magnetization occurred in the 1950’s when engineers discovered that magnetically treated water had a greatly reduced tendency to form scale when heated. Several explanations for this have been advanced. The most plausible being that magnetization breaks up the “clusters” of water which surround lime and other “foreign” molecules. By doing so these molecules get the opportunity to crystallize and be carried along in the water rather than deposit themselves on the walls of the pipes. Although this explanation has many proponents it does not fully explain why magnetized water also dissolves old scale deposits(9-12).

Magnetized water has also been found useful in the treatment of swimming pool water. Researchers at the University of Cranfield in the UK recently discovered that they could reduce the amount of chlorine needed to kill bacteria in a pool by 30 percent by clamping magnets on the water supply line. Dr. Klaus Kronenberg, a professor at the California State Polytechnic University, has found that the use of magnetized swimming pool water essentially eliminates the deposits formed where the top surface of the water meets the sides of the pool(13-15).

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina recently reported that cleaning the teeth with water from a magnetized irrigator can reduce calculus formation by over 60 per cent and improve overall gum health(16).

Israeli agricultural researchers found that the use of magnetized water increased farm yields by anywhere from 5 to 20 per cent. Cows drinking magnetized water produced more milk and were healthier than cows drinking untreated water. Sheep produced more wool and meat, hens laid more eggs and all farm animals survived longer when drinking magnetized water(9,10,17).

Anecdotal evidence of the health benefits of magnetized water abounds. Magnetized water is claimed to be energy-building, activating, cleansing and detoxifying. There are reports of people resolving bladder problems, recovering quickly from a stroke, alleviating arthritis pain and reducing blood pressure by drinking magnetized water. It is perhaps reasonable to assume that if scientific studies on animals have proven that magnetized water has health benefits, then it should also be beneficial to humans. However, so far there have been no systematic, clinical trials done to prove or disprove the healing effects of magnetized water in humans(1,17,18).

Revitalizing Our Water
The vitalizing and healing properties of magnetized water are believed to be intimately tied in with its “memory”. Fresh, “virgin” water from a mountain stream is full of vitality especially if it has flowed over volcanic rock which is highly paramagnetic. During its passage through contaminated soil, miles of iron or plastic pipe, and treatment plants where it is exposed to toxic chemicals it loses its vitality. By the time it comes out of the tap it is essentially lifeless. Some researchers believe that the average city tap water may actually be harmful, not only because of its content of toxins, but also because it has developed a polarity which is harmful to our health. Other researchers suggest that the degradation of our tap water can bring its vitality lower than the vitality of the human body, resulting in feeling drained and tired after a shower or bath(9,17,19).

Fortunately, recent research has shown that it is possible to regenerate water to its original healthy state by magnetizing it. It is now clear that water has a very definite structure. A water molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom. Because of the electron configuration of the molecule the hydrogen atoms tend to attract other water molecules resulting in the formation of clusters which can contain anywhere from four to hundreds of water molecules each. Some very exciting research done in Hungary has shown that these clusters actually have a memory and can remember and carry an imprint of the magnetic energy they have been exposed to either simply from the earth’s magnetic field or through flowing over paramagnetic rock. It is the fact that this memory is devastated on the way to the tap which renders our drinking water lifeless(9,19-22).

Water can be re-magnetized by passing it through pipes which have permanent or electromagnets attached to them or by leaving water on top of a magnet overnight. The magnets must be carefully designed to match the water’s flow rate and should always be placed as close as possible to the outlet after other treatment units and filters. In stationary (overnight) magnetization it is important to ensure that only negatively polarized water or mixed negative and positive water is used. Magnetized water is softer than tap water so magnetization can result in significant savings in detergent and soap use. It also helps prevent deposits on cutlery and glasses washed in a dish washer and can even make hair shinier.

Johann Grander and Heinrich Antosch, both disciples of the “father of water magnetization”, Dr. Viktor Schauberger, have developed units which produce “living water”. The units first use violent vortex mixing in a special chamber to eliminate the water’s memory of pollutants, chlorine, etc. and then imprint a beneficial magnetic memory on the water before it exits the tap. The units are installed under the sink or on the main water line and should always be situated after any other filters and treatment devices(9,17,18).

Treatment with Paramagnetic Soil
A very recent development in magnetic water treatment involves the use of paramagnetic soil. Paramagnetic soil comes from volcanic rock which was permanently imprinted with the earth’s magnetic field just before it solidified. Paramagnetic rock and soil are not ferromagnetic (does not attract iron filings) but their magnetic dipoles are aligned in such a way that the soil or rock is strongly attracted to a regular magnet. Due to the age of the rock the “magnetic field” imbedded in it is often quite strong, considerably stronger than the earth’s magnetic field today. It is interesting that many holy sites and healing spas were built near paramagnetic rock formations. Perhaps our ancestors were able to feel directly the benefits of paramagnetism(19,23).

The use of water treated by contact with paramagnetic soil is still in its infancy. However, agricultural experiments have clearly shown that both the paramagnetic soil itself (used as a fertilizer) and irrigation with paramagnetically treated water increase yields and plant vigour significantly(23).

Anecdotal evidence of health benefits are emerging and inexpensive treatment equipment is being developed. A concerted effort is also being undertaken to develop reliable methods of actually measuring the effects of treating water either with magnets or paramagnetic soil. There is some indication that the UV (ultraviolet) spectrum of water is changed by magnetization and Dr. Thomas Narvaez, a researcher in Washington State, has successfully used radionics to measure the vitality of treated water. A clinical trial is in the planning stage to evaluate the benefits of magnetized water in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome(19,21,22,24-26).

Magnetized water is truly emerging as one of the most exciting developments in the ongoing battle to protect our health.

http://www.yourhealthbase.com/mag_water.htm

Article written by Hans R Larsen, MSc ChE

 

 

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Case Study: Growing Potatoes in Idaho … with the help of Magnation Water Treatment

July 23rd, 2015

Potatoes are the leading vegetable crop in the United States.  And although potatoes are commercially grown in 30 states, Idaho leads the U.S. in potato farming, accounting for roughly one-third of the U.S. potato crop. Every spring Idaho farmers plant over 320,000 acres of potatoes that supply a variety of different markets ranging from seed to fresh to processing. About 60 percent of Idaho’s potato crop is processed into French fries, tater tots and other fried products, or dehydrated into chips, flakes and various other forms. Statewide, the crop is valued at between $550 million and $700 million per year. Because Idaho farmers need to spend approximately $2,500 to produce just one acre of potatoes, it’s no wonder that they are continually looking for innovative methods of cultivating their precious commodity so that they can get the most for their money.

Read the Case Study here

Certified Crop Advisor, Greg Baker endorses Magnation

June 20th, 2015

Greg Baker, certified crop advisor in Northern California endorses the effectiveness of Magnation Water Technologies for water quality (pH, TDS, bicarbonates, Sodium Absorption Ratios [SARs]) and water penetration that Magnation Water resolves. Baker explains Magnation helps do more with less, as well as achieve higher yields and better quality crops with Magnation. The price point and manufacturer’s warranty features are risk-free qualities that are hard to ignore.

Watch here

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Grateful for Service and Sacrifice

May 25th, 2015

Wishing all a Memorial Day reflective of the service and sacrifice a great many have given so that we may enjoy and continue participating in our freedoms in the USA. Thank you soldiers and families for your courage and bravery!
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Seed Maximizer™ Promotes Better Root Structure, Better Yields

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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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.