Aloe vera has numerous medicinal properties. Growing at home can be helpful for ..
Rose water is widely used to flavour food items, for beauty and personal care requirements. Rose water bought from market may not be ..
Marayur: A rooster was offered a whopping Rs 1.5 lakh during an exhibition of Parrot Beak Long Tail Aseel Chicken held at Ayyalur ..
Bird’s eye chilli or Kanthari Mulaku is an essential item for the vegetable garden of Malayalis. If one or two chilli plants ..
The only trick we know to increase the shelf life of food items is to refrigerate them. Gone are the days when our grandparents used ..
Keralites have been in a world of challenges recently. They have taken up a number of challenges ranging from the bucket challenge ..
Pappinisseri (Kannur): Minister for Industries E. P. Jayarajan changes his working arena to agriculture once he reaches home. His residence ..
Siamese fighter fish is one of the most attractive fish varieties for the aquarium. With its colourful fins and scales, fighter fish ..
Thiruvananthapuram: The 4th session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs to determine the quality of spices according ..
Noni is a fruit bearing tree popular for its medicinal properties. It is also known as Indian Mulberry, beach mulberry and cheese fruit ..
The firecracker flower or tropical flame which is commonly called as ‘Kanakambaram’ in Malayalam is known for its beauty ..
The giant leaf that was commonly found in Andaman – Nicobar Islands will be part of the flora of Kerala as well. The giant leaf, ..
What comes to your mind when somebody say ‘Cat Eye’? Well, it has nothing to do with a cat. It is an ornamental plant ..
A housewife who confined herself inside her house to maintain her cactus garden for the past 10 years was finally crowned as the ‘Queen ..
Agriculture is not everyone’s cup of tea. But there are some heroes who realised the importance of farming and decided to preserve ..
By showcasing the value added products made from water hyacinth, a startup became the centre of attraction at the agriculture fest ..
In a time when pollution is one of the threatening menace for the city dwellers, a beautiful flower from Mexico can come to the rescue ..
Sweet basil is a spice herb known for its unique flavour and aroma. The leaves of the plant are used as flavouring agent and as medicine ..
Christmas trees decorated with stars, snow drops, bobbles and gift boxes could be the best on a Christmas day. But Wayanad Ambalavayal ..
Rambutan is one of the fruits popular for its tempting taste. In Kerala, red and yellow coloured rambutan fruit varieties are cultivated ..
With ‘organic fever’ conquering all Malayalis, most of us have already started small scale farming in our courtyards, rooftops, ..
No one who loves flowers like to see them getting dried up. To keep flowers fresh and live for many hours, we can use flower preservatives ..
In order to prevent plant diseases and boost flowering, we can try coconut-buttermilk solution which is easy to prepare and is best ..
In order to help the apiculturists or honeybee farmers, a mobile application has been developed by ‘Madhusree Honey Farm’ ..
Alpha Rajesh, a class 4 student of Nedumkunnam St. Johns School, planted a jackfruit sapling in a grow bag on the backyard one and ..
Broccoli can be considered as the vegetable that has the highest capability to help prevent cancer. Having edible leaves, flower and ..
Beetroot is a tuber vegetable that is popular for its colour and nutritional value. It could be a great news for beetroot lovers that ..
Aloe Vera is a common ingredient in the hair care and beauty care products. It is also used as an edible substance that can treat many ..
The months long monsoon and summer in Kerala affects the texture of the soil. The changes in weather is very likely to form clumps ..
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 ..
With consistent efforts from agriculture department, many people have started growing vegetables and other essential crops on their ..
Ixora is one of the common flowering plants found in Kerala. It was an inevitable plant in the gardens of Malayali houses in the past ..
Many families find it hard to maintain a kitchen garden because of limited space. Houses are built in smaller plots or many families ..
Avocado is popularly known as butter fruit because of its butter-like taste. Avocado grows well and bears fruit in Kerala’s climate ..
Rose blooms well only when its planting, pruning, fertilisation and pest control are managed well. It is ideal to plant rose in the ..
Winged bean, which is locally known as ‘Chathura Payar’, is one of the legumes that contains the highest quantity of protein ..
Those who have cats as pet will surely know the challenges of taking care of them. Some cats urinate and defecate inside the house, ..
Vazhavatta native Antony Vaidyar is one of the rare farmers who could successfully survive the devastating flood. Antony Vaidyar is ..
Jasmine flower, the all-time favourite flower of Malayali brides, is not only fragrant and beautiful but also profitable. Jasmine cultivation ..
Vanilla is one of the popular cash crops. In Kerala, vanilla is cultivated in Idukki, Wayanad and Ernakulam. Though frequent changes ..
Kissing Gourami is an ornamental fish that is popular for its habit of ‘kissing’. Scientifically named as Helostoma temminckii, ..
Fig trees are commonly found in many campuses in Kerala. But when they bear fruits, people often seem to be confused whether they are ..
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 ..
Keralites are familiar with spotted butterfish, which is locally known as ‘Nachara’ or ‘Kachayi’, as an edible ..
After completing B.Tech graduation in Computer Science from Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Hafeez Ashraf worked ..
Indian cuisine is famous for its craze for masala and hot tastes. One of the most loved street snacks here is chilli bajji which ..
Banana is one of the most common and most popular fruits in our place. Also it tops the list when it comes to nutrients. But the latest ..
Has anybody heard of a strange plant that looks like cabbage when planted, grows like cauliflower, enlarges its stem like a pineapple ..
In a study staged by Kerala Agricultural University, it has been found that the indigenous varieties of mango in Kerala are decreasing ..
Sweet gourd is one of the sweet varieties of gourd. The fruit of sweet gourd has blunt thorns all over the skin. Its male and female ..
Curry plant is an essential item in our kitchen garden. Apart from being a flavouring agent in cuisine, it has multiple medicinal uses ..
Adenium, also known as desert rose, is a beautiful flowering plant that finds special place in every garden. Most of the flowering ..
Though jackfruit trees grow well in some areas, fruit yield can be disappointing. In order to improve the fruit yield, we can try a ..
Star fruit or Carambola is a key ingredient in a famous Italian fish stew that is enlisted in the 50 most delicious food items in the ..
As the grass farms were destroyed in the flood, silage is suggested as a good alternative fodder for the cattle. Though the north Indian ..
Seed collection of vegetable crops is very important as it affects the quality of the plant in future. Although the seed is of ..
Some of the weeds which farmers consider as a curse can actually be a boon, if wisely utilized. Weeds can be turned into effective ..
Cheruvathur (Kasaragod): A new paddy variety suitable for coastal wetland paddy cultivation is being developed in Pilicode Regional ..
Attack of pests is the biggest menace faced by farmers. Insects tend to attack the plants for inhabiting, breeding, feeding and defending ..
A gapeworm scientifically known as Syngamus trachea causes breathing troubles in domestic fowls like chicken, quails, ducks and turkeys ..
Cherry fruits are rather too sour to eat directly after harvesting. The fruit need some processing to make it edible. Here are the ..
Peanut plant is an unusual one as its flowers bloom on the plant but the nut grows beneath the ground. Peanut is the best-liked snack ..
Kumarakom: An entire village is lauding the efforts of a young farmer who struggled hard to save his cattle from the flood. Aymanam ..
Kozhikode: A study has shown that the reproductive ability in the indigenous fish varieties in Kerala is dropping considerably. The ..
‘Miss Kerala’ is not only the title of a beauty pageant, but also a pretty ornamental fish much popular in the market ..
When Dr. P. P. Nilufer took charge as the first women veterinary surgeon in the Kavaratti dairy farm in Lakshadweep, everyone in the ..
The most expensive wood in the world could be sandalwood tree. The highest quality sandalwood variety can fetch a price of up to ..
Kochi: A huge decline will be seen in the availability of locally produced vegetables due to the flood havoc. However, there would ..
Mushrooms are a much loved dish on the dining table. Not all types of mushrooms are edible and some of them are highly poisonous. Edible ..
A group of Thrissur based artists known as ‘Kurunnolakkoottam’ stand out by creating wonderful craftworks using tender ..
Nedumbassery: The department of agriculture is planning to start coconut, banana, honey, mango and vegetable parks in the state. Rs ..
Kothamangalam (Ernakulam): A giant fish that weighs more than 100 kg and has a length of 6.75 feet has drawn crowd to the fish farm ..
A group of environmental activists have developed a substitute for white flour (Maida) from cassava. They switched their activism into ..
Muhamma: A rare herbal plant Indian screw tree, which is known as ‘Idampiri Valampiri’ in Malayalam, have become the ..
Kalpetta: As the banks have started using the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest ..
Orchid and Anthurium are two flowering plants that have high scope in the market and in export sector. Once the flowers are harvested, ..
Choosing a variety crop, Kottayam Pallikkathod native Tom Antony is cultivating ‘Mahkota Dewa’ fruit (God’s Crown ..
With novel idea and consistent effort, Kottayam Marangattupilly native Robin P. Joy has proven that agriculture gives 10 times more ..
Dr. A. Gangaprasad who is a teacher of the department of botany in Kerala University has been in search of a rare fruit for six months ..
‘Fruit paradise’ could be the best name to call an orchard that is filled with about 460 fruit bearing plants. Kottarakkara ..
Ashiyana Rabbit Farm started by Dr. M. Migdad at Tirur in Malappuram is one of the noted rabbit farms in India. There are thousands ..
Kasaragod: Parappa native Aby left his job in a super specialty hospital in Pune just to follow his passion for cultivation. After ..
Violet iris is an attractive flowering plant widely cultivated in states like Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura ..
The stem of rubber trees at the foot should normally have 2.5 to 3 meters (8-10 feet) height to take revenue by proper tapping. Branches ..
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, ..
Poinsettia is a plant widely used for decoration during Christmas and Easter seasons. Scientific named Euphorbia Pulcherrima, the plant ..
Venkitangu (Thrissur): A giant granadilla plant which is normally found in cold regions and hillside villages grew in the terrace ..
Crown flower, which is commonly known as ‘Erukku’ in Malayalam, was considered a cursed plant because it grows in cemeteries ..
Kumily: A cardamom plant in a plantation near Kumily has been found bearing cardamom with a unique shape. The plant grows in Odamettil ..
Plantain is one of the most commercially cultivated fruit crops in Kerala. The major threat faced by plantain farmers is the attack ..
Nowadays, different types of artificial medicines are used to enhance cognitive power of children. However, these products manufactured ..
Bio-manure is most suitable for vegetable cultivation. Most of the farmers buy organic fertilizers from Krishi Bhavan or other agricultural ..
Bunchosia fruit, noted for its peanut-like taste, is becoming popular in Kerala. Also known as ‘peanut butter fruit’, ..
The peel and outer layers of shallot onion and garlic can be used as effective pesticides in organic farming. Collect the peel and ..
Aquarium fish can be fed with both organic feed and artificial feed. Most of the aquarium maintainers use artificial feed mainly because ..
Reduviid bug or assassin bug, locally known as ‘Chenchazhi’, is a beneficial insect that controls pests like caterpillars ..
Moovattupuzha: Vazhakulam Agro and Food Processing Company chairman Babu Paul informed that the company will collect pineapples from ..