In April 2002, a plot of farming land was divided in two sections separated by a barbed wire fence. Half of the plot – 106 acres – received Guruji Mahendra Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment, while the other half did not. After four months, 9000 cashew saplings were procured from an agricultural university and planted in both the treated plot and the control plot of land. The treated group of cashew trees were raised under strict organic conditions: they were not treated with any pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers or chemicals of any kind – and were only given normal amounts of water. The control group of cashew trees from the neighboring plot were given the standard amount of pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and nutritional supplements required to offset the high incidence of disease and pests within the geographical location of the farms.