The Mission took place from May 16th, 2011 till May 24th, 2011. The Study Mission makes special reference to the program in Nagpur and Amaravati and Haryana, and the Project Development (DPR) prepared by the NHM and Horticulture Departments in aforementioned states.
The Mission Team embarked on a short-term activity from –May 16th, 2011, till May 19th, 2011 in the Haryana region, India, involving a two-day field trip, a demonstration visit to agricultural orchards in the region, a visit to the demonstration farms which were presented by Mr. Dov Raber and Mr. Shimon Holztman.
Meetings with agricultural instructors in the region showed that the May season in the area is a dry one, when temperatures peak 45 degrees Celsius. The region contains many citrus plantations, new plantations and orchards up to 20 years of age. The primary species cultivated in the area are the peel-able kinnow, or Nagpour Mandarin in Maharashtra State. The primary stock is a rough lemon.