The following report just came in 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. I'll let Rick describe 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 this same time 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.
Thx again for all you do, Rick
From Dick Stevenson, Stevenson Farms, Selden, Kansas
We installed your structured water unit on one of our pivots for the 2016 season. We planted irrigated corn on this pivot and saw an increase of 15 bushels of corn for each acre which equated out to our best whole field average since 2009. This pivot usually gets stuck in the mud several times during the season, but did not get stuck with the water unit installed because the water never pooled but penetrated straight down into the ground. Also, our corn yield was very even thru out the field.
Dick Stevenson, Stevenson Farms, Selden, Kansas
Below are some of the past results of Crystal Blue Structured Water on crops for the Platte, South Dakota, Hutterite Colony. More recent Colony livestock and crop results are also shown farther down on this page.
Hi Jim, We have been using your Crystal Blue Structured Water units on our irrigated corn and soybeans for some time now. Although we are not set up to do detailed field trials, what I can report is that the root systms of the plants are much larger and healthier. Same with the crops themselves with substantial increases not only in quantity of yield, but the quality of the product is much better.
Dale Stahl - 1/6/2017
The following Testimonial comes from Leonard Hostetler, one of our fine Master Distributors here in the USA.
And below is Leonard's most recent bounty. These strawberries were so big and beautiful that no one at the local market believed that they were even real! (Until they tried them...)
Below are more past results of Crystal Blue Water being used in the Hutterite Colony in Platte, South Dakota.
Following is a also a wonderful (and exciting!) testimonial from the Platte Hutterite Colony regarding the success shown when using Crystal Blue Structured Water for their now flourishing bee populations.
Maui Bees LLC., Hawaii
Hi Jim, 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 808-280-6652 150 Pulehu Nui Rd. Kula, Hawaii 96790
Yet another great report from the Hutterite Colony in Platte, South Dakota, proving the Crystal Blue technolgy in increasing dairy production.
Cedar Grove Dairy, South Dakota
Cedar Grove Dairy near Platte, South Dakota, has a herd of 500 Holsteins. Before installing two of our water structuring units, the dairy had an average peak milk production of 116.1 lbs per cow. The average peak performance was recorded monthly. The average peak performance increased in April, May and June. When last measured, average peak milk production had stabilized at 119.0 lbs per cow.
Increased milk production
Increased bio-availability of nutrients
Increased feed efficiency
Increased daily weight gain
Improved cow and calf health
Increased tolerances to temperature extremes
Reduced birthing complications
Increased calf livability
An investment of $3,000 resulted in a return of $80,000 in additional profits in just one year. With no need for further investment and only minimal maintenance required, these units will continue to generate profits for the Cedar Grove Dairy for generations to come.
Increased milk production is a direct result of increased hydration which is the key issue in milk production and is the missing link to countless biological functions in the body. Hydration is simply an increase in the availability of hydrogen to body cells which results in an increase in cell energy. This increase in turn results in more efficient milk production and increased vitality and health. Our Crystal Blue Structured Water units also facilitate the transfer of beneficial electromagnetic energies into every cell of an animal's tissues resulting in increased immunities and a decreased need for pharmaceuticals and antibiotics.
Swartzentruber Farms, Missouri
To: Crystal Blue Enterprises,
We built three Broiler Chicken Barns in 2012. We sell our birds to a large buyer who purchases from 25 local producers in our area. In 2015, we installed three Crystal Blue Structured Water units that we bought from Leonard Hostetler. Before installing the Crystal Blue Structured Watering units, our birds were typically rated as being average among all of the 25 producers, usually somewhere between #s 13 and 20 in the ratings. After we installed the new units (one in each barn), our birds are now consistently rated in the top 5 among all of the buyers for quality and size.
Thank you Leonard,
Hostetler's Farm, Arkansas
"I made more money than ever before after installing water structuring units on two of my four chicken houses." ~Raymond Hostetler, Arkansas
When chickens got sick, they recovered more quickly after treatment
The chickens in houses with structured water got less complications after being sick than those in houses without structured water
Placed above all other regional poultry growers in cost per pound per net gain
Ammonia smell was eliminated from the chicken house
Chickens were more alert
Beef Herd - Platte Colony
This report just came in from Dale Stahl - director of Operations at the Hutterite Colony; 1/6/2017
We added 2 more water tanks to the pen where we keep the weaning calves. To the 2 new tanks we installed 2 of your new Crystal Blue Structued Water units. It turns out that the calves would only drink your Crystal Blue Water and would not touch the unstructured water that just sat there in the other tanks. Prior to installing your units, we were having a problem with some of the calves getting sick and requiring medications. But since they have been on the Crystla Blue Structured Water, none of the calves have been sick at all! Also, the calves are now gaining weight faster with virtually no signs of stress.
Thanks Jim. Please feel free to have anybody who would like to know more call me. Dale
Chicken Barn - Platte Colony
This report also just came in from Dale at the Platte Colony - 1/6/2017
Hi Jim, Since we installed your Crystal Blue Strucured Water units on our large chicken barn, the chickens are much healthier, have better shell quality, the amonia smell has been completely eliminated and the chickens are gaining healthy weight more quickly. Wouldn't be without them!