Vishu is always one of the most celebrated festivals in Kerala. The urban dwellers ..
Rose apple, popularly known as ‘Chambakka’ in Malayalam, is an ideal fruit for making juice, squash, wine and other products ..
With ‘organic fever’ conquering all Malayalis, most of us have already started small scale farming in our courtyards, rooftops, ..
In order to prevent plant diseases and boost flowering, we can try coconut-buttermilk solution which is easy to prepare and is best ..
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 ..
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 ..
The soil has to be nourishing, air and water permeable and water absorbent in order to enhance productivity. Also presence of microbes ..
Though jackfruit trees grow well in some areas, fruit yield can be disappointing. In order to improve the fruit yield, we can try a ..
Some of the weeds which farmers consider as a curse can actually be a boon, if wisely utilized. Weeds can be turned into effective ..
Attack of pests is the biggest menace faced by farmers. Insects tend to attack the plants for inhabiting, breeding, feeding and defending ..
Just as Ayurveda treat human diseases, there is a science for plant life called ‘Vrikshayurveda’. The discipline deals ..
Marayur: Apple season arrived earlier than Neelakurinji blooming this year. Kanthalloor apples or better known as Thekkan Kashmir have ..
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, ..
For Kasargod Neerchal native Deepasree, jackfruit is king, whether ripe or raw. She prepares 42 dishes and says never waste anything ..
Crown flower, which is commonly known as ‘Erukku’ in Malayalam, was considered a cursed plant because it grows in cemeteries ..
Plantain is one of the most commercially cultivated fruit crops in Kerala. The major threat faced by plantain farmers is the attack ..
Proper grooming of the betel plant for eight months would produce betel leaves. Almost Rs 1000 could be earned from 10 plants. Choose ..
Cherayi (Ernakulam): Most of the young generation these days spent a lot of time exercising and grooming their body, while a group ..
Reduviid bug or assassin bug, locally known as ‘Chenchazhi’, is a beneficial insect that controls pests like caterpillars ..
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 ..
An expatriate has proved the effectiveness of organic farming by producing long beans, okra, cucumber, tubers, pineapple, plantain ..
Padannakkad College of Agriculture is organizing a Malabar Mango Fest titled ‘Madhuram 18’ to introduce the different ..
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 ..
Chittoor: A solar powered light trap has come to the rescue of farmers who have been searching for an easy and safe method to get rid ..
Kalpetta: A rare variety of pepper, which was thought to have become extinct, was found from Manathavady. The pepper variety is known ..
Idukki: Upholding the importance of organically-grown vegetables, a group of children from Chakkupallam St.Dominic LP School has taken ..
Idukki: When vegetable cultivation under rain shelter became popular, students also started to experiment this new method in agriculture ..