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Onion price hike never scares this farmer

Chittoor (Palakkad): The soaring onion price will never bother Eruthempathy native ..

Rubber
Thailand reduces rubber farming; Farmers in Kerala hopeful
Tamarind
Tamarind price shoots up; Rs 30 for 1kg leaves, Rs 190 for fruit
Paddy field
Farmer makes tusker Guruvayur Kesavan’s image with paddy art in his farm
Tree turmeric

Rare medicinal herb 'Tree Turmeric' blooms in Thrissur

Vadanappally (Thrissur): Rarely found medicinal herb Tree Turmeric (Maramanjal in Malayalam) has bloomed in Thrissur. The herb bloomed ..

Ranni greater yam

Giant purple yam 7 ft long and weighing 100 kg pulls crowd in Ranni

Ranni (Pathanamthitta): A giant purple yam (Kachil in Malayalam) harvested from the farm of Pulloopram native Reji Joseph is pulling ..

1500 coconuts were destroyed in Punalur

1500 coconuts, artificially ripened using sulphur, seized in Punalur

Punalur (Kollam): The food safety officers found out, a place in Punalur market here, where coconut is artificially ripened using sulphur ..

beans

How 'beans' became lucky charm for tribal colony inmates of Munnar

Munnar: It is time for harvest at the beans farm in Kundala Sandoz Colony here. The inmates of the colony who belongs to Muthuvan ..

fruits

Kerala beware: Banned lethal pesticide ‘Profenofos’ found in grapes, apples

Kochi: The residue of chemical pesticides has been found in vegetables, fruits and spices in a study jointly conducted by the agriculture ..

Mosambi

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

Pathanamthitta Chittar native P. P. Sudhakara Panicker has proved that sweet lemon aka Mosambi can be successfully cultivated in ..

fish

3-day aqua-agri festival in Kochi from Thursday

Kochi: Farmed live fish, Lakshadweep varieties, tilapia live kitchen and facility for on the spot easy bank loan will be some of ..

Cut vegetables brand

Pre-cut vegetables in packets becomes a big hit in kitchens

Pazhayannur (Thrissur): ‘Thalir’ brand initiated by the self-help farmers group at Pottenkode here under the Vegetable ..

Goldfish plant

How can goldfish grow in a garden? Here is the answer

Goldfish in aquariums is a visual treat for the viewers. So is the case of goldfish plant in gardens. Flower of the plant resembles ..

VS Sunil Kumar

Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar leads agro-technology drive in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government is now eagerly embracing the path of technological upgradation in the agrarian sector with the ..

Spices

Toxic elements traced in 50 pc of spices sold in Kerala

Kottayam: It has been found that about 50 percent of the spices brought to the market in the state contain more than allowed quantity ..

agati cheera

Spinach in name, member of beans family; meet ‘Agathi Cheera’

‘Agathi Cheera’ or vegetable humming bird is a plant that resembles spinach in its name but is actually a shrub that belongs ..

Papaya

Grow 10 papaya plants to earn Rs 15,000 per month

If you have 10 papaya plants at home, Rs 15,000 can be earned every month. As papaya is nutrient-rich and is used as an ingredient ..

cardamom

Cardamom price plummets to Rs 2600 after months of steep increase

Kattappana (Idukki): After breaking record for a few months, cardamom price has started nosediving suddenly. The price of the spice ..

litchi

Now Shahi Litchi to be grown in Kerala

Muzaffarpur: Shahi litchi, the luscious fruit of Bihar, is now readying to get a new home in South India. What's even better, the ..

sclerotium stipitatum - nilamanga

‘Nilamanga’ – a rare herb disguised as mango!

Kottakkal: Though ‘Nilamanga’ resembles ‘manga’ (Malayalam word for mango) both in name and shape, it has ..

Jackfruit

This is the sweetest variety of jackfruit

Kasaragod: After three years of research, a group of students of Padannakkad Government Agricultural College in Neeleswaram have found ..

Achacha

‘Achacha’ comes all the way from Bolivia to orchards in Kerala

Achachairu or achacha is a plant indigenous to the tropical country Bolivia but is suitable for the Kerala climate also. It has been ..

ASI Salim

Cop reaping gold from 1.5 acre barren land

Kozhikode: A policeman has converted 1.5-acre barren land into a fertile land of paddy field. Karassery Kakkad native Salim Muttath, ..

Onion

Implementation of ‘TOP’ scheme could have stopped onion price hike

Thrissur: The states would have been able to control the onion price hike if they had implemented the Centre’s TOP (Tomato-Onion-Potato) ..

Banana passionfruit

Banana passionfruit from Latin America flourishes in Kollam

Anchal (Kollam): Banana passionfruit, a rare fruit usually found in Latin American countries, is suitable for Kerala also. The fruit ..

ginger, pepper

Ginger, pepper prices plunge; Farmers in crisis

Meenangadi (Wayanad): The farmers in Kerala are going through a tough time due to price drop of cash crops. Attack of diseases affected ..

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 to explore new methods of organic farming to minimalize ..

GIFT

Mercykutty Amma announces fish preservation centres, inland fish farming projects

Alappuzha/Kalady: Minister for Fisheries J. Mercykutty Amma announced new projects to improve fish farming. She said that fish ..

Wayanad cows and Gopalan

This award winner prefers Wayanad cows! Find out why?

Wayanad Noolpuzha native Gopalan has always had a love for the indigenous cattle breed of Wayanad. For his efforts to preserve Wayanad ..

Bamboo protector

At 78, this man grows 5 types of bamboo at home and is busy campaigning for them

Kollam: Kilikollur native Sukumaran Nair is on a mission to convince the public about the importance of bamboo. When bamboo is considered ..

Keezharnelli and Mukkutti

Flood affects medicinal herbs too; ‘Mukkutti’, ‘Keezharnelli’ rarely seen

Kottakkal (Malappuram): Little tree plant (Mukkutti) and Stonebreaker plant (Keezharnelli) are medicinal herbs commonly found in Kerala ..

Jumaila Banu with arrowroot

How arrowroot can bring you fortune; a lady farmer tells her success saga

Though the health benefit of arrowroot (Koova in Malayalam) is widely known, many people are unaware of its cultivation methods. Malappuram ..

Cherukulam Kanthari

School teacher develops highly pungent chilli that grows in bunches

Kollam: A hybrid variety of chilli that has a highly pungent taste and aroma has been developed here. The chillies are up to five centimetres ..

coffee plant

Coffee is more than what you think; It prevents soil erosion, survives flood!

Coffee plants are ideal solution for soil erosion as its roots go deeper into the ground and the plants grow close to each other. Even ..

Pradeep's organic farm

Dream come true moment for farmer as organic vegetables for Onam survive rain havoc

Kundara: It was a dream come true moment for Kanjirakode native Pradeep when his organic crops survived the rain havoc. Okra, snake ..

quail

Quail, mushroom, honeybee; This man reaps gold from 3 varieties of farming

With a combination of three types of cultivation, Vazhoor native Anil Abraham has shown the world the way to success. He tried ..

Nanniyode organic village

Organic village in Nanniyode all set to harvest fresh veggies for Onam

The Onam markets will be rich with fresh organic vegetables produced by the farmers of over 50 regions in Nanniyode village in Thiruvananthapuram ..

Onakkodi to organic farmer

Kasaragod Collector honours organic farmer by gifting ‘Onakkodi’

Kasaragod: District Collector Dr. D. Sajith Babu gifted ‘Onakkodi (Onam special new dress) to farmer K. J. Sabu who dedicated ..

Banana

Onam round the corner; raw banana price escalates

Kochi: With Onam round the corner, the price of raw banana skyrocketed. Raw banana price was only Rs 20-25 a month ago and it has escalated ..

pet grooming

Good news for animal lovers! Spa for pets now in Thrissur

Thrissur: Kerala Veterinary University has initiated a pet grooming and spa centre near Mannuthy veterinary hospital. The ‘Silky ..

vegetables

Kudumbashree to make available 100 tonnes of organic vegetables for fair price this Onam

Palakkad: The Kudumbashree Mission is all set to make available 100 tonnes of organic vegetables for fair price in the markets for ..

garlic

Onam harvest begins; Garlic price reaches Rs 200 per kg

Idukki: Garlic harvesting started in Kanthalloor and Vattavada targetting the Onam market. Farmers are overjoyed as the first grade ..

Rahul Gandhi visits farmhouse

Wayanad farmhouse of rare crop species in limelight after Rahul Gandhi’s visit

Wayanad: When Congress MP Rahul Gandhi visited the flood victims in Wayanad, he spared a little time to visit a farmhouse in Mananthavady ..

jade flower

Minister wishes for ‘Turkish blue’ in his garden, but gets ‘flame red’

Thrissur: When Minister for Agriculture V. S. Sunil Kumar visited the Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS) in Ambalavayal in ..

rice

Subsidised rice to be available in Onam market after CM’s intervention

Kozhikode: Consumerfed Chairman M. Mehboob has informed that the supply of subsidised rice in Onam markets will be continued as usual ..

marigold

Marigold flowers in 3-acre land blooms in Thillankeri ahead of Onam

Maloor (Kannur): Marigold flowers (Chendumalli) has bloomed in a three cent land near the Thillankeri Panakkatt temple in the valley ..

Kadakampally Surendran

Agricultural loans: Kerala requests Centre to extend moratorium for one year

New Delhi: The Kerala government has requested the central government to extend the moratorium for agricultural loans for one more ..

Tirur betel leaf, Edayur chilli

Tirur betel leaf, Edayur chilli get GI tag; Farmers, merchants rejoice

Malappuram: The farmers and merchants of Tirur and Edayur here are rejoicing as the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved ..