litchi

Now Shahi Litchi to be grown in Kerala

Muzaffarpur: Shahi litchi, the luscious fruit of Bihar, is now readying to get a ..

sclerotium stipitatum - nilamanga
‘Nilamanga’ – a rare herb disguised as mango!
Jackfruit
This is the sweetest variety of jackfruit
Achacha
‘Achacha’ comes all the way from Bolivia to orchards in Kerala
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 ..

paddy fields

Farmers in Kerala struggle to overcome losses after flood havoc

Mankulam (Idukki): The first day of the Malayalam month of ‘Chingam’ is observed as the farmers’ day in Kerala. But ..

Velvet Apple

Plant this tree to prevent soil piping and mudslide

The tribal people of Cebu island in Philippines used to grow a type of fruit trees to prevent soil erosion. The roots of the tree were ..

Fr. Yohannan Yoseph at his farm

Here’s a priest who treasures fresh produce for all at his ‘Bethlehem’

Preserving the goodness of nature for the future generation, a church priest has proved what we can do for tomorrow. Bishop Mar Yohannan ..

Ramakrishnan areca nut peeler maker

Percussionist turns inventor; develops ‘low cost areca nut peeler’

A new easy areca nut peeler developed by Kozhikode Panthalayani native Ramakrishnan has become popular for its simplicity and affordability ..

coleus

Plant Coleus in garden; The colourful foliage that outshines flowers

Coleus is a beautiful garden plant that is loved for its colourful foliage. The leaves change the colours as the new shoots emerge ..

Minister

Minister comes all the way to see ‘mootty’ fruit; returns after tasting it

Curious about the rare medicinal herb ‘mootty’ fruit, Minister for Agriculture V. S. Sunil Kumar came all the way to the ..

banana

Half green, half red; 2 in 1 Robusta and Chenkadali banana bunch pulls a crowd

Being one of the most loved fruits in Kerala, a bunch of bananas is unlikely to attract much attention as it is very common here. But ..

mushroom

Mobile app to act as guide for mushroom farming and industry

The Directorate of Mushroom Research at Solan of Himachal Pradesh has introduced a mobile app ‘’ including detailed information ..

coconut harvesting machine

Engineering students develop ‘robot’ for easy harvesting of coconuts

Thrissur: The students of Christ Engineering College in Irinjalakuda have developed a unique machine that helps coconut farmers in ..

fish

Former expat all set to reap gold from fish farming in 2-cent plot

Former expat Raveendran residing in Pallikkal Bazar is all set to reap a good harvest from his aquaculture. He had been working in ..

Seed sowing in milk packet

School kids turn discarded milk packets into grow bags for sowing seeds

Cherai (Ernakulam): A group of school students set a model for the society by planting seeds in grow bags made of discarded milk packets ..

Modi

Muslim village in Kerala that grows lotus for temples, supplied them for PM's function

Guruvayur: During early mornings and late evenings, Edakkulam village of Thirunavaya Grama panchayat in Malappuram district of Kerala ..

paddy

Kerala witnesses all-time record in paddy production after floods

Kerala witnessed a record breaking increase in the harvest of Puncha paddy farming this year. A total of 6.94 lakh metric ton paddy ..

pearl spot

See how 'Karimeen' helped a farmer overcome flood losses

When the flood devastated the state last year, Karumalloor Pudukkad native Shibu Thaithara could only silently watch his fish being ..

herbal museum

With 150 plus medicinal plants, Herbal Museum at Eruthempathy farm pulls crowd

The herbal museum at Eruthempathy agriculture farm in Palakkad has become a crowd puller. Students and research fellows flock to see ..

Pineapple

Try a mini pineapple plant for indoor-outdoor gardens

Pineapple can be grown in high ranges, villages and orchards. If we could plant a little pineapple plant in a flowerpot, it would definitely ..

cardamom

Cardamom price skyrockets; sets new record of Rs 5734 per kg

Cardamom price has hit new heights breaking records yet again. The spice fetched Rs 5,734 per kg in an e-auction held by Vandanmedu ..

pj joseph

Politics no bar; PJ Joseph earns Rs 4500 every day from dairy farming

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (M) leader P. J. Joseph clarified in a speech in the Assembly that he is a dedicated dairy farmer ..

dragon fruit

Dragon fruits in Ussan’s orchard lures onlookers

Karassery (Kozhikode): Dragon fruit is the new arrival among the foreign fruits in the markets in Kerala. It is available aplenty ..

jackfruit chips

Jackfruit chips from Kerala gets huge demand in Tamil Nadu; Rs 300 per kg

Thenmala: Jackfruits from Kerala has found an attractive market in the neighbouring state Tamil Nadu. When jackfruit season starts ..