more uniform sprinkler performance and better throw distance

“We’ve seen more uniform sprinkler performance, better throw distance from the end gun on the pivot, and better infiltration resulting in less run off.  We’re installing our second Magnation unit on another of our pivot irrigation systems now.”

~ Roger Petersen Farms, Hardy, Nebraska

The whole shebang, in Nebraska

"I am getting a much better kill on resistance weeds with less drift. This is the way my system is set up with Magnation units: 1. The first one for the fresh water, 2. another one for the mixed chemicals, 3. a final one on the sprayer. I use both aerial and ground applicators.

Having my corn or soybean seed pass through a Magnation unit has given me a noticeable increase in plant population (increase germination), emergence, and early growth.

I have seen less runoff on my rolling land irrigated with pivots equipped with a Magnation unit, along with better plant health. In effect better use of water (I am in a restricted amount of water area).

I also installed two 3” Magnation units in a commercial building that I own. We noticed a great reduction of mineral deposits in the total water system... Auto flush toilets, automatic sink faucets, drinking fountains, coffee machine (better tasting and less deposits), our cooling tower, and the sewer system.

It has been amazing.”

~Les Bruntz, Oxford, Nebraska

Saving $1,000-$3,000 in chemicals a month

We were spending upwards of $1,000-$3,000 in chemicals every month trying to eliminate the coliform count and control algae growth. Magnation is saving us money.

~ Gooike Dijkstra, Dairy Farmer, Random Lake, WI

Magnation Replaces Bleach for Algae & Coliform

We used to use bleach to treat the algae and coliform growth. Now, we don't use bleach at all. The only thing we changed was implementing the Magnation system.

~ Weibe Dijkstra, Dairy Farmer, Random Lake, WI

SAVING TIME AND MONEY

Cleaning labor went from 8-9 hours a week down to 3 hours a week. We're able to just brush any residue away instead of applying chemicals. It's a way to save money. We're saving 300 hours a year, at $15 bucks an hour, that's $4,500 in labor savings this year alone.

~ Weibe Dijkstra, Dairy Farmer, Random Lake, WI

hydrated cows are better producers

There's a difference between your cows having enough water and being hydrated. If you have a tough day and something happens where you run out of water, the cows know that they're out of water. They will lie down and not produce. Now, with the system, we're better able to handle those times. The cows are more hydrated with less water. The cows are better able to handle all kinds of stress. The overall water quality in the whole system really does make a difference. You don't wait until you run out of water before doing something, your cows are consistently hydrated with less water.

~ Weibe Dijkstra, Dairy Farmer, Random Lake, WI

Improved heat stress

The cows are better able to deal with the heat stress...all summer long it's been better than it's ever been before.

~ Weibe Dijkstra, Dairy Farmer, Random Lake, WI

NO MORE WATER SPOTS

"I have a wash bay in my farm shop, and prior to installing the Magnation device for the water in my shop, when I would wash off the equipment, it would always dry with terrible water spots on it from the calcium deposits in our water. Now, with Magnation, when I wash my equipment I can let it sun dry outside in 100 degree weather in the afternoon in July and there won't be a single water spot on the equipment!

~ Lee Fintel, Superior, Nebraska

Softer water, less scale

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

500 more harvested ears of corn per acre

"Magnation has helped us with both seed germination and our irrigation. I can see night and day difference. The soil stays really moist even through extreme heat conditions. We've really had a dry, hot August, so I am especially impressed. Yesterday we did the counts and checked the weights (see photo below). I can say that we are getting a real benefit out of using the Magnation units. It's the combination of treating the seeds and treating the water." Check out the comparison pictures.

~ Gerry Konan, Junaita, NE

Scott Borman of Nebraska states...I did some computations based on the results that Gerry Konan's photos show. On his non-treated corn, he had 29,000 plants ... but with Magnation he harvested 29,500 plants. That's 500 more harvested ears of corn per acre. All you have to do is some simple math. I have 720 acres.  500 x 720 = 360,000 plants MORE if you use Magnation for seed germination. THAT'S LIKE HAVING ANOTHER 12 AND A HALF ACRES OF LAND! That's because of the extra seeds that were germinated. If that doesn't convince someone to try Magnation, I don't know what will!

Soy Bushel Increase with Seed Maximizer

"Last year we split our planter in half and we used Magnation treated corn seeds on one side and non-treated seeds on the other side, said Borman. On the Magnation side we saw about 1/2 a bushel increase per acre. In addition, my neighbor, who has the farm next to ours, tested the Magnation for his soybean seed germination, and we saw an increase of 6.5 bushels per acre on his crops. Right now, the price of beans are about $9.00 per bushel; that means you're getting $58 per acre more by treating the seeds with Magnation. So for 650 acres of soybean, he's getting over $38,000 more per growing season by running the seeds through the Magnation system."

~ Scott Borman, Schuyler, NE

Didn’t have to spray for spider mites

Crop is looking great with less water used, didn't have to spray for spider mites on our corn field, wetter field two feet down, probe goes in easier.

~ Chuck Eitemiller, Armour, SD

Better Infiltration, Yield

"On our winter wheat we had a 10 bushel difference on 100 acres: 95 bushels with Magnation unit, and 85 bushels in our control field. We noticed better infiltration and greener plants."

~ Shane Grevins, Chapman, NE

Less Water, More Yield in Kansas

Water is clearer as it comes out from the sprinkler. In the field we installed the unit we were running 500 GPMs and it produced 20 tons of sorgum silage per acre, compared to the untreated field next to it running 700 GPMs and 18 tons per acre; that tells you the story.

~ Larry Ryan, Burdett, KS

Poultry weights doubled

"Poultry House #2 is outperforming the other houses by 7,500 to 15,000 pounds using the Magnation System.

~ Mark Litman, Seville, OH

25% less water

We're getting good results. Our pressure dropped by 10 pounds, and we used 25% less water and getting softer water in the house.

~ Brad Simon, Hoxie, KS 

Better tastin' water

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

Chucked the Salts

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 we're running the softener.

~ Lyle Nunnenkamp, Sutton, NE

Less runoff, moisture retention

We're seeing less run off and the ground is holding the moisture better. We're installing more Magnation systems.

~ Jarvis Garetson, Sublette, KS

Moss is Gone

After using the Magnation Systems, some of our growers are not seeing the moss as they usually do.

~ Elder Vaughn, Leoti, KS

Higher Yield with 30% Less Water, Uniformity

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

Extra Credits in Soil Health

Noticing more nitrogen nodules fixation on the treated production with more credits in the soil for next year.

~ Scott Borman, Schuyler, NE

Huge Chemical Savings

There are a variety of chemicals you can put in to stop the drift, but they're about $3.00 an acre to apply. I have 1300 acres... so Magnation is saving me almost $4,000 per season, in addition to its other benefits.

~ Scott Borman, Schuyler, NE

Faster & More Coverage

With Drift Control, I am able to cover more acres per hour with less drift. Due to high winds in Nebraska, we need to utilize every drop of water we spray. Before using Magnation, I was only able to spray 81 acres per hour going 6 mph, using 15-16 psi. Now, with Drift Control, I'm covering 105 acres per hour going 10 mph, using 45-50 psi.

~ Scott Borman, Schuyler, NE

Improved Flow with Less Energy

My pivot is 12 miles from our pump. After installing the Magnation system, our 250 GPM went up to 285 GPM.

~ Gale Schaffer, Albion, NE

VIGOROUS CORN, LESS FERTILIZERS

More vigorous corn, higher yields with less water and fertilizers with the Magnation system.

~ Gerald Miller, Spaulding, NE

BETTER WATER QUALITY IMPACTS EVERYTHING

My cattle look healthier, my corn is looking really great and my water tastes better.

~ Gerry Konan, Juniata, NE

BUSHEL BOOST, NO SALT PROBLEMS

"After installing Magnation, we've been getting 225 to 260 bushels of corn per acre, and no salt issues."

~ Rex Whalen, Leoti, KS

WINTER WHEAT & CORN YIELD BOOST

Better 8% to 10% ($7000) net gain in winter wheat. Healthier stands in our corn; I'm happy to recommend Magnation to our local farmers.

~ Nate Meile, Meile Farms, Hugoton, KS

SOIL HEALTH & CORN

We have a Magnation system installed on the third tower of our pivot; corn looks really good! I'm convinced that the Magnation system is helping our soil. I'm very happy with it.

~ Bruce Miller, Zenda, KS

BETER FLOW, YIELD INCREASE DURING DROUGHT

As soon as I put this system on, I noticed my pressure dropped and immediately had better water flow. With drought conditions here in Kansas, my neighbors said my corn should be burned up by now... yet we're still going strong.The result: 10-30% increase in bushels harvested during drought conditions.

~ Western Kansas Corn Farmer