Organic Farming
Yami Gautam

Actress Yami Gautam to explore new methods of organic farming in hometown

Mumbai: Actress Yami Gautam will be going back to her hometown in Himachal Pradesh ..

Pradeep's organic farm
Dream come true moment for farmer as organic vegetables for Onam survive rain havoc
Nanniyode organic village
Organic village in Nanniyode all set to harvest fresh veggies for Onam
Fr. Yohannan Yoseph at his farm
Here’s a priest who treasures fresh produce for all at his ‘Bethlehem’
veg

Beware! Bitter gourd has highest pesticide residue

The pesticide content in vegetables can be removed to an extent by washing them thoroughly or by peeling off outer skin. But bitter ..

orange

Simple steps to grow organic oranges at home

Orange is a delicious citrus fruit which is rich in Vitamin C. The juicy fruit is good for resisting diseases caused by the deficiency ..

rose apple

Grow rose apple for bumper harvest giving little care

Rose apple, popularly known as ‘Chambakka’ in Malayalam, is an ideal fruit for making juice, squash, wine and other products ..

Worm compost

Tips to make worm compost in flats

With ‘organic fever’ conquering all Malayalis, most of us have already started small scale farming in our courtyards, rooftops, ..

coconut

Coconut-buttermilk solution to prevent plant diseases, boost flowering

In order to prevent plant diseases and boost flowering, we can try coconut-buttermilk solution which is easy to prepare and is best ..

rice water

Keep some rice water (Kanjivellam); Save your vegetables from pests

Rice porridge or gruel is a common healthy light food in Kerala. It is made by boiling rice with plenty of water. Though it is consumed ..

Elelphant

Elephant dung compost: A good choice for organic farmers

Elephant, the biggest animal on land, has been used for many purposes by human beings. But how many of us know that elephant dung also ..

plant

'Amrita Jalam' for crops to boost production

The soil has to be nourishing, air and water permeable and water absorbent in order to enhance productivity. Also presence of microbes ..

jackfruit

Sugar syrup for good yield of jackfruit

Though jackfruit trees grow well in some areas, fruit yield can be disappointing. In order to improve the fruit yield, we can try a ..

Dhaincha

‘Communist Pacha’ can be used as effective manure

Some of the weeds which farmers consider as a curse can actually be a boon, if wisely utilized. Weeds can be turned into effective ..

haritha kashayam

Green decoction to get rid of pest menace

Attack of pests is the biggest menace faced by farmers. Insects tend to attack the plants for inhabiting, breeding, feeding and defending ..

plant

'Vrikshayurveda' - The Ayurvedic treatment for plants

Just as Ayurveda treat human diseases, there is a science for plant life called ‘Vrikshayurveda’. The discipline deals ..

Apples

Apples ready for harvest in Kanthalloor

Marayur: Apple season arrived earlier than Neelakurinji blooming this year. Kanthalloor apples or better known as Thekkan Kashmir have ..

Drumstick leaves

Drumstick leaves extract as organic growth hormone for plants

When the plants in out gardens fail to flourish or bear fruit in the right time, most of us take resort to growth hormones. However, ..

Deepasree

How many dishes with a jackfruit, Deepasree says 42

For Kasargod Neerchal native Deepasree, jackfruit is king, whether ripe or raw. She prepares 42 dishes and says never waste anything ..

crown flower

Benefits of 'Erukkin poo'

Crown flower, which is commonly known as ‘Erukku’ in Malayalam, was considered a cursed plant because it grows in cemeteries ..

banana

'Cadavers' to control worm pests in plantain farming

Plantain is one of the most commercially cultivated fruit crops in Kerala. The major threat faced by plantain farmers is the attack ..

Betel leaves

Do betel farming, earn easy income

Proper grooming of the betel plant for eight months would produce betel leaves. Almost Rs 1000 could be earned from 10 plants. Choose ..

farming

Young men create history with high-yield farming

Cherayi (Ernakulam): Most of the young generation these days spent a lot of time exercising and grooming their body, while a group ..

reduviid bug

Reduviid bugs for pest control in vegetable, fruit farms

Reduviid bug or assassin bug, locally known as ‘Chenchazhi’, is a beneficial insect that controls pests like caterpillars ..

Inca peanut

Looks like star, tastes like peanut; Inca peanut is on trend

Inca peanut is a vine that has star-shaped berries on it. The plant is gaining popularity in Kerala due to benefits of its nut. Inca ..

farm

Expat invests in organic farm; gains profit within 4 yrs

An expatriate has proved the effectiveness of organic farming by producing long beans, okra, cucumber, tubers, pineapple, plantain ..

mango

Ever heard of ‘Phirangiladua’? Here's a chance to know

Padannakkad College of Agriculture is organizing a Malabar Mango Fest titled ‘Madhuram 18’ to introduce the different ..

Banana peel

Banana peel as a growth booster for plants

Banana peel is usually thrown away carelessly to the dust bin. In fact, banana peel can be used as a perfect manure for the kitchen ..

Mosambi
Retd Air Force man proves ‘Mosambi’ flourishes, bears fruits in Kerala also
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