"My greatest challenge as a turf manager is salt. Our soils
are high in salinity and if not managed properly our irrigation water can be toxic
as well. Frequent water testing allows us to monitor salinity levels and adjust
our maintenance practices accordingly.
I was skeptical of this product, but with very little fresh
water runoff that spring, I felt that now was the time to try it. I admit, I
still don’t have a solid understanding of how it works, but I like results, and
that is what I got.
We had an incredibly dry start to the season and my
irrigation pond was low and poor quality (EC of 1500 µS/cm). I have been forced to use irrigation water of
similar quality in the past, and I know what the response the turf has after
prolonged use and it’s not good! But with the Magnation system, I wasn’t seeing
a reduction of turf quality that I was expecting. Day after day I would come to
work expecting turf decline, but it never happened.”
~Superintendent Dean Zilinski, Superintendent, Coal Creek
Golf Course, Alberta, Canada