Prakashan in his farm

Bio manure production, poultry farming, dairy farm; this farmer reaps success from multiple ventures

Prakashan happened to see waste piled up near Sakthan stand in Thrissur when he was ..

Araza boi
Grow Araza boi, the fruit that tastes sweet and sour
Muhammed Ashraf's farm
With wide variety of foreign fruits, this 'Garden of Eden' in Edappatta is all set to attract people
paddy
Siblings turn court yard into farmland to produce fresh paddy
Snake gourd

7.5-feet-long snake gourd turns crowd-puller in Thrissur

Thrissur: People are flocking to the house of Peringannoor native Jayan on hearing about a giant snake gourd that has grown on his ..

Fertilizer-free cultivation

Agriculture Minister's farm witnesses experiment on fertilizer-free cultivation

Thrissur: Agriculture Minister V. S. Sunil Kumar's farm in Anthikad here is undergoing an experiment for fertilizer-free cultivation ..

Kokedama

Wanna try 'Kokedama'; it can bring financial gains too

Thrissur: Aloor native Smitha planned something new when her husband Jebin Joseph rented a house in Kodakara for peacefully writing ..

Vegetables grown in sand lorries

Police officers cultivate vegetables on sand lorries seized years ago

Cheruthuruthi (Thrissur): Police officers in Cheruthuruthi station have successfully cultivated vegetables on the sand lorries which ..

Coir root trainer

Forest Dept introduces eco-friendly, cost-effective coir root trainers to plant saplings

Thrissur: The forest department has come up with a solution for the environmental issues caused by abandoning the plastic covers after ..

Cactus

Cactus garden gives new life to printing press owner; fetches upto Rs 6,000 per plant

Kozhikode: Cactus plants were only a hobby for Thiruthiyad native Balakrishnan as he was passionate about gardening since a young age ..

Spinach in pipe

Thrissur family cultivates spinach, Chinese potato in pipe

Mannuthy (Thrissur): Anchery Chira native Antony and family are happy as their innovative farming method proved to be successful ..

Ashraf and Akbar in their farm

Lockdown crisis: Light and sound workers cultivate Chinese potato for a living

Changaramkulam (Malappuram): As nobody wants light and sound settings during the silent days in COVID lockdown, Ashraf and Akbar were ..

Kho Kho players harvesting vegetables

Kho Kho players join hands in farming; celebrate Onam with vegetables from own farm

Alathur (Palakkad): When COVID outbreak affected the games and events, a group of national and state-level Kho Kho players here initiated ..

Marigold

Coconut plantation turned into marigold farm; brings fortune during COVID times

Chittur (Palakkad): Peruvemba native Chandran and Ajayan were planning to turn their 9-acre coconut plantation into a vegetable farm ..

Fish farming

NRI friends initiate new method of fish farming in Kavvayi backwaters

Padanna (Kasaragod): A group of expats have found a new livelihood amid the pandemic crisis. The NRI community in Thekkakkadu here ..

Sethumadhavan in ginger farm

Ginger can be cultivated in grow bags too

Thalappuzha (Wayanad): There are many people who doubt if we can grow ginger in grow bags. BSNL employee Thavinhal Kannothumala native ..

James plucking lotus

'Thamara Chettan' survives on flower plucking job for 30 yrs

Kottayam: Kumarakom native James answers any questions about lotus. For him, lotus is not only a flower, but the source of food for ..

Baby corn

Farmer successfully harvests corn grown as intercrop, now ready for Onam sales

Anchal (Kollam): A farmer has reaped gold from corn farming after intercropping it with rubber. Kollam Anchal native Biju intercropped ..

tomato

Growing 5 varieties of tomato on 15-acre land, Palakkad farmer harvests 50 tonnes per acre

Chittur (Palakkad): A traditional farmer has successfully cultivated five different varieties of tomatoes in Eruthempathy here ..

Pepper

Pepper imported from Sri Lanka @Rs 550 a kg, domestic price @Rs 350

Mattancherry (Ernakulam): The price of black pepper has touched Rs 350 per kilogram in India whereas the pepper imported from Sri Lanka ..

Engineering graduates

Without waiting for white-collar job, engineering graduates start farming on unused land

Kaipamangalam (Thrissur): Instead of waiting for a job in the same field in which they are qualified, two youngsters have started farming ..

Anil Kumar

Lockdown turns mike operator into farmer; Anil Kumar tells his success saga

A busy mike operator, Anil Kumar had to take an unexpected break from his career after the COVID lockdown was imposed. He was on a ..

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 ..

Sasidharan in his Chinese potato farm

With a thirst for passion, farmer develops new variety of Chinese potato

Pulamanthole (Malappuram): Though Sasidharan from North Paloor has no high qualifications, he managed to develop a new variety of Chinese ..

Round bottle gourd

Started farming out of curiosity, now round bottle gourd is icon of Sooranad

Kollam: People are familiar with long bottle gourd (Churakka in Malayalam) already, but not many would have seen round bottle gourd ..

Manju Hari in her garden

Moss rose adds colours to garden, fetches money too; this lady tells how

Pathanamthitta Kozhencherry native Manju Hari started growing moss rose plants which are locally called 'Pathumani flowers' ..

Sudheer

PT teacher lives 'goat days' during lockdown

Thrissur: Quite contrary to the popular novel, 'goat days' gave a new life to Ollur native Sudheer, a physical education trainer ..

Tall Tulsi

Tulsi plant grows to a height of 340 cm in Ernakulam; aims at Guinness record

Ernakulam: A holy basil plant (Tulsi) that has grown to an extraordinary height is likely to attain Guinness record. The plant is growing ..

Thakara

'Thakara' gains popularity among leafy greens; huge demand in market

Sickle senna which is locally called 'Thakara' was only a weed on the roadsides and compounds till recently. However, the plant ..

mango

Rare mango tree that blooms thrice a year to be named 'Mango Bharath'

Thrissur: A mango tree lovers community has found a rare variety of mango tree that blooms thrice a year from near Mundur here ..

Aravindan near the sound box in farm

Kannur farmer plays radio songs in farm to get rid of wild boars

Karivellur (Kannur): For the past few months, there is no wild boar menace in Aravindan's farm as he experimented with an innovative ..

fish

Scarcity of sardine to continue this year too, say experts

Kochi: The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has stated that the availability of sardines would be less this year ..

Sreelekha in her farm

Panchayat president excels in farming too; vegetables flourish on 40-cent land

Pathanamthitta: Kuttoor panchayat president Sreelekha Reghunath has a habit of growing plants from a very early age. She has not quit ..

Ashar Ibnu

16-yr-old boy earns Rs 30,000 per month through hatchery business

Kollam: Ashar Ibnu is only 16 years old and is waiting for higher education after completing class 10 scoring A Plus grades in all ..

 Pinless peepers

'Pinless peeper' to calm aggressive poultry birds introduced in Kerala

A new variety of 'nose pin' has been introduced for roosters in poultry farms to avoid fighting with each other. The equipment ..

white jackfruit

White jackfruit sapling sprouts from ordinary jackfruit seed in Thrissur

Thrissur: A white jackfruit sapling sprouted from an ordinary jackfruit seed is pulling crowd at Kaiparambu native Jigeesh's ..

vegetable

Vegetables cultivated in 1,000 sacks on rocky land; farmer expects Rs 60,000 as profit

Palakkad: On a 40-cent rocky land at Pazhambalacode here, long beans and okra are growing fast in 1,000 plastic sacks filled with soil ..

brinjal

Single brinjal weighing 810 grams pulls crowd in Palakkad

Nenmara (Palakkad): A brinjal that weighs 810 grams was harvested from the garden in a household here. The huge brinjal emerged ..

Rain shelters

Use rain shelter to continue farming even during monsoon

The plants in kitchen garden get damaged easily when rain intensifies. If we set up a rain shelter, vegetables can be easily cultivated ..

Chethikoduveli

Agriculture dept experiments with 'Chethikoduveli' to solve wild boar menace

The Agriculture department's farm at Karimbam in Kannur has come up with an organic way to get rid of wild boars that destroy ..

Ash Gourd

Wayanad farmer gets 18.48 kg ash gourd using only cow dung as fertilizer

Wayanad: A farmer planted seeds he received as part of a government scheme to start kitchen gardens at households, but never did he ..

JACK FRUIT

A PT teacher's love for jackfruit trees

Thrissur: "Children call me by nicknames for my love for jackfruit trees and mango trees. No matter what they call, I just want ..

Pest control

Organic pesticide 'Raksha' comes to the rescue of farmers

Neeleswaram (Kasaragod): Pest menace is a major challenge faced by farmers. An organic solution for this issue has been developed by ..

Alex

For 9-yr-old Alex, milking 2 big cows is a passion; wishes to become vet doctor

Cherupuzha (Kannur): When the new generation is hesitant to work hard on the soil and learn agriculture lessons in life, a 9-year-old ..

Banana in two colours

Red, green bananas emerge on single bunch in school ground

Nedumangad (Thiruvananthapuram): Though the school is empty at present, the red banana tree nurtured by the students bore fruit finally, ..

Basella

Nutrient-rich leafy green for kitchen garden; meet Basella aka Malabar spinach

Basella or Malabar spinach is a leafy green that can be easily grown in the kitchen garden. It does not require much care and maintenance ..

chilli

Bird's eye chilli brings fortune to farmers in Kanamala; 400 kg harvested in initial phase

Kottayam: The pungent taste of bird's eye chilli can make anyone cry, but it has brought happiness to the lives of the farmers ..

jade vine flower

Rare red jade vine plant blooms in Idukki; becomes cynosure of all eyes

Thodupuzha (Idukki): Jade vine plant which is rarely found in Kerala has bloomed in Idukki. The creeper plant has bloomed in the garden ..