Soil Health & Plant Vigor
Magnation soil conditioning replaces soil amendments by stimulating a healthy and nutrient-rich environment with soft, energized and life-enhancing water. Better penetration and even distribution for mellower soils.
Trifecta of Soil Health, Plant Vigor and Water Conservation
By mimicking nature, Magnation’s Rainlike Water mellows soils, improves water permeability and retention, promotes uniform soil infiltration, washes out salts by 300-400%, balances calcium and magnesium ratios, and eliminates surface run-off, percolation and evapotranspiration—three solutions to water conservation. Magnation reduces salt adsorption ratios up to 50%, reduces salt buildup in soils, and promotes healthy root growth for stronger plant vigor.
Magnetic treatment of saline irrigation water can be used as an effective method for soil desalinization. The application of a magnetic field on water decreases the hydration of salt ions and colloids, having a positive effect on salt solubility, accelerated coagulation and salt crystallization. Field experiments showed that, sandy loam soil pots irrigated with normal highly saline water of an electrical conductivity value of 8.2 mmohs/cm retained salts compared to pots irrigated with magnetized saline water. The study showed that magnetic water increased leaching of excess soluble salts, lowered soil alkalinity and dissolved slightly soluble salts (Hilal and Hilal, 2000).
Eliminate Soil Conditioners with Magnation Water
Soil improvements begin with permeability. Water becomes off-gassed in the process of being magnetize. This off-gassing increases soil permeability, which creates an increase in irrigation efficiency (Bogatin et al., 1999). In addition to soil permeability and improved soil health, magnetized water interacts with the structural calcium in cell membranes, making the cells more permeable. The reduced surface tension observed in magnetic water results in better infiltration of water and a reduction in water and chemical use. (Goldsworthy et al., 1999)
PureSense® data reflects increased soil permeability and moisture retention in problematic, salty soils at 12 inches, 24 inches, 36 inches, 48 inches, and 60 inches deep over a 7-day observation period. Improved soil moisture increased at every depth, which was never achieved prior to installing Magnation system according to customer. Magnation installation shown in right column, above. Conducted by independent party in Chowchilla, CA, 2013
Drought Case Study: 251% higher soil moisture and 216% bigger roots with 50% less water
Brian Prine has been Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation in Bakersfield, California since 2005. Brian oversees the irrigation of six different campuses in this region. State requirements forced him to cut his watering time from 6 days a week to 3 days a week. A 50% reduction due to drought conditions.
“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.”
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 product can last for as long as 15 years without needing replacement with a one time investment of $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 Results: Magnation’s water system helped soil moisture retention increase 251% with 50% less water. Prine and his crew took monthly samples from different outdoor locations around the Discovery School, outlined in the chart below.
Read the case study done on the Discovery School here.
Higher Soil Moisture
"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.”