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Sunflower field in full bloom in Nadavaramba; Visual treat for passers-by

Nadavaramba: Offering a visual treat for the passers-by, hundreds of sunflowers ..

Kerala witnesses decrease in rubber cultivation
Agri dept to take action against fake campaigns on PM-KISAN scheme
888 tons of chemical pesticides, herbicides used in food crops in state last year

Tulsi, 7 other spices of Kerala soon to get international standards

Thiruvananthapuram: The 4th session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs to determine the quality of spices according ..


Giant leaf from Nicobar Islands to substitute plastic plate in Kerala

The giant leaf that was commonly found in Andaman – Nicobar Islands will be part of the flora of Kerala as well. The giant leaf, ..


Kerala depends on TN for coir needs; TN earns Rs 67.5 cr by selling coir

Thrissur: Kerala is depending on Tamil Nadu for coir despite having plenty of coconut trees. Tamil Nadu is earning Rs 67.5 cr through ..

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Snow and rain: Coffee blooms early in Wayanad

Kalpetta: The coffee plants in the district have blossomed offseason owing to the untimely climatic conditions of snow and rains. This ..


Rs 50 for a kg of jackfruit

Anchal (Kollam): The price for jackffruit, the official fruit of Kerala, has reached its peak during the off season. According to vendors, ..


Value added products from water hyacinth gives hope to lake revival

By showcasing the value added products made from water hyacinth, a startup became the centre of attraction at the agriculture fest ..


Rising temperature dries out tea leaves in Idukki

Kattappana: As the temperature in the region increased, tender leaves in the tea plantations have started to dry out. Drying leaves ..


All crops to get insurance coverage

Alappuzha: The state agriculture department has decided to bring all types of agricultural crops under insurance coverage. The decision ..


School girl's jackfruit tree planted in grow bag bears fruit within 1.5 years

Alpha Rajesh, a class 4 student of Nedumkunnam St. Johns School, planted a jackfruit sapling in a grow bag on the backyard one and ..

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No harvesting machines; Nagaroor paddy farmers in distress

Nagaroor: Paddy fields in Nagaroor panchayat has been harvest ready for weeks. However, the unavailability of paddy harvesting machines ..


Fields face 'Pattala Puzhu' attack; farmers helpless

Malappuram: Farmers are facing a major setback post-floods. The wide insect attack in farm lands have put the farmers in difficult ..


Pickle, powder… Banana peel has more benefits

Banana is one of the most common and most popular fruits in our place. Also it tops the list when it comes to nutrients. But the latest ..

Cheruvayal Raman

Condition of Cheruvayal Raman remains critical

Dubai: The condition of Cheruvayal Raman, widely known as the protector of traditional paddy seeds, who was admitted at a Dubai hospital ..

cheruvayal Raman

Seed conservationist Cheruvayal Raman admitted in Dubai hospital after heart attack

Dubai: Cheruvayal Raman, widely known as the protector of traditional paddy seeds, has been admitted at a hospital in Dubai after he ..


Attempt to save ‘Karpoora Maanga’, the camphor smelling local mango of Kerala

In a study staged by Kerala Agricultural University, it has been found that the indigenous varieties of mango in Kerala are decreasing ..

Poultry Farming

This high quality chick breed brings hope to poultry farmers

Kottiyam: The BV 380 hens which produce more than 300 eggs in a year to soon become extensive in poultry farms in the state. As part ..


New high yielding paddy variety developed in Pilicode RARS

Cheruvathur (Kasaragod): A new paddy variety suitable for coastal wetland paddy cultivation is being developed in Pilicode Regional ..


Monkeys pose threat to agriculture in Kasaragod villages

Benthadukka: Monkeys have become a new headache for farmers in Benthadukka. The new issue has come up in time when decline in price ..


Overuse of pesticide affects reproductive ability of local fish

Kozhikode: A study has shown that the reproductive ability in the indigenous fish varieties in Kerala is dropping considerably. The ..

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Kerala soon to have coconut, banana, honey, mango, vegetable parks

Nedumbassery: The department of agriculture is planning to start coconut, banana, honey, mango and vegetable parks in the state. Rs ..

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Heavy rain destroys betel leaf farm at Pathanapuram

Pathanapuram: Incessant rain and winds have destroyed the betel leaf farm of Sasi, a native of Punnala. The rains destroyed thousands ..


Group of nature lovers develop ‘Tapioca’ based substitute for ‘Maida’

A group of environmental activists have developed a substitute for white flour (Maida) from cassava. They switched their activism into ..

Screw tree

‘Idampiri Valampiri’ grown in marketplace attracts people

Muhamma: A rare herbal plant Indian screw tree, which is known as ‘Idampiri Valampiri’ in Malayalam, have become the ..


A young man who preferred cattle farming over engineering

Karukachal: Though the subjects which Jayakrishnan studied were circuits and resistors, he was always fond of cows. This 28-year-old ..

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