Sprouts with Unstructured Water (US) and Structured Water (S)
Hi Jim (CEO, Crystal Blue Ent)
Thank you for the August update. Since installing the 2” Crystal Clue unit on our farm’s main line we have seen an increase in milk production and general overall boost in grazing and crop vitality. The farm staff have also commented on the soft and sweet taste of the drinking water. Frankly I am sold on the efficacy of the unit and would like to become a distributor if you don’t already have one in Hawaii or on Maui. Let me know your thoughts on that. Thank you for all your efforts.
Mark Damon Maui Bees LLC, 150 Pulehu Nui Rd. Kula, Hawaii 96790 Ph: 808-280-6652
The California Citrus Crop
The following report is from Rick Fry, our man on the ground in California. The above picture is of a 2000 acre citrus orchard that had been experiencing real problems for more than a decade due to extreme drought coupled with hard, depleted and very compacted soil. Rick describes the situation in his own words:
Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I've been traveling for work. I contacted Peter, my citrus grower, and he has not yet harvested. But here is what we do know about this year's crop. As a bit of background, we installed 4 Crystal Blue Water Structuring devices on 70% of the ranch last April. But because of the unexpected amounts of rain, we had an excellent first harvest, meaning that our yield turned out to be 30% above normal. However, because of a recent typical lack of rain, we calculated that the current yield should be down 35% to 45% from last year. But after finishing our preharvest counts last week, we were ecstatic to realize that we are only down roughly 10% from last year's record crop which is VERY significant insofar as virtually all of the other farms in the area (who are not yet using the Crystal Blue technology) are expecting their crop yields to be substantially lower, somewhere around a 40% loss. And keep in mind that if we had access to more water, we believe that we may have met or even been able to exceed last year's bounty!
Peter's ranch is in the hills. No flat ground at all, and the ground was very hard so water penetration was an issue. Previous to installing the Crystal Blue Water Structuring units, watering had to be done once every 3 hours with a great deal of resulting water loss because the water kept running off down the hill. But since installing the Crystal Blue units, we have been able to extend the watering to once every 18 hours with zero water run off which has saved us 30% in water usage!
And one more really great thing, just like you said Jim, our drip emitters have no more scale, and that has saved us a ton of money on equipment maintenance.
Also, we used to use copper and sulfuric acid to help with water penetration, which has obviously harmed the soil. Now, we use nothing at all because the water penetrates straight down into the ground. And the soil is healthier and much more porous!
And here's even more really great news - we have been able to cut down our pesticides by 40%!
And as far as quality of the fruit, it looks better and tastes better. We don't do brix testing on this ranch. Nor do we gather scientific data because most of the crop goes straight into juicing. In fact, most farmers around here don't test their crops either for the same reasons. They are third and fourth generation farmers who inherently know what their crops need just by the way the crops look.
Anyway Jim, hope this helps. We will start the harvest in Jan and continue through July.