Magnation significantly reduces salt buildup in soils, promotes soil penetration, infiltration, moisture retention, and improved nutrient delivery for healthier, easier to manage soils.
Soil Salinity and Balancing Soil pH
Improve water permeability, retention and distribution, wash out salts by 300-400%, promote uniform soil infiltration with more dynamic soil capillary action. Correct soil pH, balance calcium to magnesium ratios, and reduce salt adsorption ratios (SAR’s) up to 50% with Magnation.
Sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) is a measure of the suitability of water for use in agricultural irrigation as determined by the concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) in the water. It is also a measure of the sodicity of soil as determined by analysis of water extracted from the soil. In general, the higher the SAR, the less suitable the water is for irrigation.
Not only has Magnation demonstrated improved soil infiltration, permeability, moisture retention and overall soil health by reducing SAR’s and inputs up to 50%, it also helps to balance calcium and nitrogen for improved nutrient availability for soil and crops.
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).
Soil Salinity Case Study: 8.3 to 7.3 with zero chemicals
Lee Fintel owns and farms 6,200 acres of corn and soy spanning three counties between Nebraska and Kansas, and includes 23 pivots and one subsurface drip irrigation system over 49 fields. Fintel Farms produces approximately 600,000 bushels of corn and 200,000 bushels of soybeans annually.
As a board member of the Vostwick Irrigation District in the Lower Republican Natural Resources District (NRD) bordering Nebraska and Kansas, Fintel is a prime example of resource stewardship, advocating a lower impact on the environment while yielding higher and smarter. With engineer-minded data sets for almost a decade after installing Magnation, this cutting-edge Pro Farmer understands the critical choices made in Agriculture to assure a profitable season, year after year.
The ability to transform problematic high salt water into hydrating, productive water and improve the soil pH is a primary focus for Fintel, assuring a better harvest each season. Saline soils due to high saline water and continual buildup is a global issue. This is no exception in Nebraska, where water is drawn from both surface and groundwater.
The Results: Since installing Magnation’s Turbulator in 2013, Fintel has seen lowered soil salinity every year, with data sets being tracked every year. Starting at 8.3, Magnation has brought this down to 7.3 by 2021. The simple compounding impact has generated healthy soil with zero chemicals, zero extra labor, and zero maintenance. All he did was install a passive inline unit in his pipes, post-pump, once.
Eliminate Soil Conditioners with Magnation Water
Soil improvements begin with permeability. Water becomes off-gassed in the process of being magnetized and 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
8.3 to 7.3
Lowered Soil Salinity
"We have seen a consistent decline in soil salinity every year since installing Magnation's Turbulator in 2013. And it’s much more time-and cost-effective—and sustainable!— than using any soil amendment. The product continues to pay for itself with a robust ROI year after year.”
- Lee Fintel, Fintel Farms, Superior, Nebraska
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