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Giant leaf from Nicobar Islands to substitute plastic plate in Kerala

The giant leaf that was commonly found in Andaman – Nicobar Islands will be ..

Kerala depends on TN for coir needs; TN earns Rs 67.5 cr by selling coir
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Snow and rain: Coffee blooms early in Wayanad
Rs 50 for a kg of jackfruit

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 ..

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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 ..


Teachers on a mission as guardians of plums

Malappuram: Hamsa andPramod, two teachers here are on a unique mission. They have vowed to protect over ten thousand plum plants around ..


The end of mango season; Time for apples

Kundara (Kollam): The season of mangoes is ending and it’s showtime for apples. The apples imported from New Zealand, America ..


Hameed comes up with a technique to develop new branches for rubber plants

The stem of rubber trees at the foot should normally have 2.5 to 3 meters (8-10 feet) height to take revenue by proper tapping. Branches ..


Ball-shaped cardamom becomes odd one out in 5-acre plantation

Kumily: A cardamom plant in a plantation near Kumily has been found bearing cardamom with a unique shape. The plant grows in Odamettil ..

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Mohanan master redefines agriculture with herbal garden

Paravur: When people are converting their compound into a most modern look by laying tiles, this man has given a great makeover to ..


Fake Kanthallur Garlic rules the market

Marayoor: Kanthallur garlic farmers are in dilemma after fake garlic branded as Kanthallur garlic are being sold out in the market ..


With monsoon around, know how to prevent rat fever

Rat fever is a dangerous animal-centric epidemic that is mostly seen in warm blooded animals like cattle, pig, horse, dog, cat etc, ..