Organic Farming
Pokkali rice

Pokkali rice: Plans afoot to restore the past glory

Though agriculture was part of the culture of our state once, not many are interested ..

Sri Lanka farm
Is Sri Lanka's experience in organic farming a lesson for Kerala?
Popoulu bananas
Farmers impressed by 'Popoulu', the best banana variety to make crispy chips
Marigold
Marigold blooms at ‘Ponnonathottam’ of Alappuzha Municipality
Ajith in his orchard

With over 200 varieties of foreign and local fruits, this orchard attracts many

Ernakulam: Cherry of the Rio Grande, Jaboticaba sabara, Jaboticaba precoce and Soncoya are a few of the rare foreign and local fruit ..

Farm

Farm Task Force reaps success through ancient organic farming method, shares secrets

Kozhikode: A farm task force in Olavanna here has successfully cultivated over 2000 okra plants on a barren land by following the traditional ..

Avocado

Avocado fetches upto Rs 200 per kg in market; it's worth a try

Avocado or butter fruit has high demand in the market these days. The farmers come forward to cultivate this fruit as it fetches attractive ..

Firoz in his farm

Organic farmer pays Rs 25 per sack for dry leaves; uses it for mulching

Edavanna (Malappuram): Dry leaves are considered as waste. People burn the dry leaves collected from house yard and compound as they ..

papaya

Organic Red Lady papaya fetches Rs 60 for ripe fruits, Rs 50 for raw ones

Among the different varieties of papaya, Red Lady is the most popular one. The name Red Lady is derived from the red flesh of the ripe ..

Long Beans

Safe and simple remedies to get rid of aphids from long beans

Aphid or plant louse is the major enemy of long beans. They rest on the tender shoots of long beans and multiply rapidly killing the ..

Snap melon

Delicious and nutritious snap melon fetches Rs 40-50 a kg

Snap melon is an ideal vegetable to be consumed during the scorching summer. It was first cultivated in the Kole fields of Thrissur ..

Annamma Trub

At 72, organic farming is passion for this Keralite nurse who returned from Switzerland

Kooroppada (Kottayam): When Annamma returned to Kerala from abroad ending five decades of expat life, she dedicated her time for organic ..

Seema Ratheesh in her watermelon farm

School teacher grows organic watermelons; gets higher price for fresh fruit

Periya (Kasaragod): A teacher in Chalingal Meengoth here is managing her tight schedule to find time for watermelon cultivation. Seema ..

Minister Sunil Kumar at Philip k Chacko's farm

Agri minister visits MBA holder who quit manager post to become organic farmer

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): Minister for Agriculture V S Sunil Kumar visited an MBA holder who quit his manager post in a plantation company ..

Sajeev in farm

Man scripts success in organic farming; grows multiple vegetables in 80-cent land

Kollam: Kilikollur native Sajeev is scripting a success saga through organic vegetable farming. He manages to do all chores related ..

organic vegetables

Merchants in Thalassery initiate organic farming, sell produce for fair price

Thalassery: The merchants in Thalassery are trying their hand in organic farming. They thought of cultivation when the arrival of vegetables ..

farm

Youngsters turn barren land into flourishing farm, sell organic produce through social media

Pathanamthitta: When a group of youngsters in Lakkoor joined hands in the fields, they could reap gold. The barren land yielded banana, ..

Organic farming

Organic solution for improving immunity of plants

Kothamangalam (Ernakulam): The farmers in Pindimana here organised training session to make ‘Vrikshayurveda Haritha Kashayam’ ..

Sasidharan making organic trays

Retired teacher makes organic plant trays using plantain leaves to germinate seeds

Sreekandapuram (Kannur): A retired teacher is making organic plant trays using plantain leaves to germinate seeds. Sreekandapuram ..

Dragon fruit

Couple grows dragon fruit on rocky land in organic way; gets incredible yield

Vadakkancherry (Palakkad): Cheekode native Antony Joseph and wife Rosamma are determined to work hard when it comes to farming. At ..

agriculture

Retd bank manager turns organic farmer; manages vegetables, paddy, fish, dairy farms

After retiring as bank manager last year, Palakkad Koottanad native Ramachandran did not think of wasting his time for relaxing. Instead, ..

Vegetable farming in school

School remains closed, but these students are busy farming vegetables

Enadimangalam (Pathanamthitta): Though there are no classes due to COVID restrictions, some of the students and teachers visit Elamannoor ..

Mohanlal

When Mohanlal turned into an 'organic farmer' in real life

Actor Mohanlal took to social media the other day and shared pictures from the organic farm in his house. The beautiful photos of the ..

Chinese potato

Chinese potato gains popularity; monsoon is ideal to start cultivation

As Chinese potatoes mostly depend on monsoon, this is the ideal time to start cultivating the tuber crop. Though smaller in size, the ..

Betel farming

Betel leaves can offer livelihood, proves Malappuram farmer

Pookottumpadam (Malappuram): “If we take care of betel leaves, it can offer a livelihood,” said Amarambalam native Sunny, ..

paddy

Siblings turn court yard into farmland to produce fresh paddy

Ernakulam: Siblings and students Jose and Merin are trying to prove their excellence not only in academics, but in agriculture too ..

Curry Leaves

Forest dept staff grows curry leaf plants in organic method, gives saplings for free

Chakkarakallu (Kannur): In an attempt to produce pesticide-free fresh curry leaves, Kudukkimetta native G Manoj is cultivating ..

Sister Rose

Sister Rose switches role from best college teacher to full-time farmer

Thrissur: Sister Rose Anto has given a break to her routine of teaching and has dedicated her time after prayers for farming. A recipient ..

Areca nut
Price of areca nut at record high as rain hits production
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