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

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

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

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

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

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