Anas Nassar

Young entrepreneur shows how plants flourish in soilless potting mix

There are many people who grow ornamental plants inside households. Many of them ..

Sword Beans
Easy to grow, tasty to eat; plant sword beans in your kitchen garden
Krishna Prasad
Used elephant dung as fertilizer; now this man harvests 500 kg vegetables on alternate days
Munnar
Vegetable, fruit cultivation begins in Munnar plantations
agriculture

After art forms, agriculture also finds place in Kerala Kalamandalam

Cheruthuruthi (Thrissur): Now Kerala Kalamandalam is not only a centre of arts, but house of agriculture too. Just like they take care ..

Ginger Garden in Chelavoor IISR

Ginger Garden at IISR Kozhikode introduces rare ginger plants from all over India

Kozhikode: Though Keralites are really familiar with the benefits of ginger, most of us are unlikely to know the different varieties ..

mali chilli

COVID crisis: Price of lantern chilli drops from Rs 180 to Rs 50 per kg

The price of yellow lantern chilli (locally called Mali mulaku) declined as the export was affected following the COVID outbreak. The ..

Omana

Vegetables from all over the world flourish in Omana's garden

Thrissur: Showing her wonderful garden of vegetables, fruits and flowers, Omana said that agriculture is what keeps her alive. Multiple ..

Adenium

These colourful 'Adenium' flowers on house terrace is an eye-catcher

Cherai (Ernakulam): A small spring can always be seen on the terrace garden of Sony. Over 5000 adenium plants of 100 varieties ..

Readymade seedbeds

Green Army introduces readymade seedbeds for farmers in Vadakkanchery

Vadakkanchery (Thrissur): The frequent visit of wild animals was causing a headache for the farmers when they prepare the paddy seedbeds ..

Niveen in his Bonsai garden on terrace

Meet Niveen and his Bonsai garden

Karunagappalli (Kollam): There are many trees on the terrace of Niveen's house. Some are mere 10 centimetres tall whereas others ..

Agriculture Success Story

Youth makes kitchen garden in lockdown; proves experiments give better results

Pathanamthitta: A young farmer used his leisure time for farming and proved that agricultural experiments can give better results. ..

Asha worker making vegetable garden

Asha worker makes organic vegetable garden on rocky land in Idukki

Kattappana (Idukki): Normally seeds do not sprout on rocks and even if they do, the plants fail to grow much. But an Asha worker (Accredited ..

Agriculture

Even at 74, this man from Kozhikode is never tired of farming

Kozhikode: Even at 74, Meppayyur native Gopalan does not like to sit idle at home. He is active with fish farming, poultry farming ..

High yielding ridge gourd

First self-pollinated high yielding ridge gourd in world developed by Agricultural University

Thrissur: The Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) developed the first self-pollinated high yielding variety of vegetable in the world ..

Siju and Sijo in their farm

Brothers quit engineering, marketing careers to start farming in Thrissur

Thrissur: When two brothers, one engineer and another marketing professional, left their white collar jobs and started farming, people ..

Agriculture

Retd engineer spends lockdown in vegetable farm; gets attractive yield now

Paravoor (Ernakulam): A one-man farming venture started during the lockdown has now given a stunning yield. MD Rappai, who retired ..

Asarudheen and Shereef at Palakkad

2 youths start farming knowing no basics; end up making profit even during lockdown

Palakkad: Without knowing the basics of agriculture, two youngsters started farming and successfully survived during the lockdown period ..

Agriculture

Octogenarian couple tries farming to make lockdown time productive; gets stunning yield

An elderly couple, who started organic farming during the lockdown, are now happy to see the unexpected yield from their kitchen garden ..

brinjal plant

Shaped like tomato, this brinjal can be asset to kitchen garden

Round brinjal is one of the many varieties of brinjal. Shaped more like a tomato, this is called 'Takkali Vazhuthana (tomato brinjal) ..

dragon fruit

Rs 75 per fruit; Mexican dragon fruit gaining popularity in Kerala

Malappuram: Though the name sounds a little scary, dragon fruit is an attractive option for the farmers due to its high price. One ..

Vegetable farming in Raj Bhavan

Vegetable farming initiated on 5-acre plot in Raj Bhavan

Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the 'Subhiksha Keralam' project to make Kerala self-sufficient in food production, farming was ..

Ambika at her garden

Woman turns 4.5 cent compound into foliage garden

Kuruppampadi (Ernakulam): When people look from outside, Ambika's house is an ordinary two-bedroom house. But visitors will be ..

Elephant Foot Yam

This 'Snehathottam' has 10 feet tall plants, 30 kilo weighing yams

Kottayam: The elephant foot yam plantation owned by Kangazha native Abdul Rahman Ravuthar is witnessing huge crowd and selfie clicks ..

banana

10.5 feet long bunch of banana emerges on 11.5 feet tall plant in Kottayam

Kottayam: A different variety of banana called Pisang Seribu or Musa 1000 Fingers is pulling crowd at the farm of Ponkunnam native ..

Jute sack pond in PJ Joseph's land

P J Joseph's son experiments with jute sack pond for fish farming

Thodupuzha (Idukki): MLA P J Joseph's son Appu Joseph is trying new farming techniques in his land at Purappuzha here. A pond is ..

MLA N Jayaraj at vegetable garden in house

MLA N Jayaraj, family turn house yard into vegetable garden

Karukachal (Kottayam): MLA N Jayaraj and family were busy with farming during the COVID lockdown days. Within a few weeks, the courtyard ..

biofloc fish farming

Biofloc fish farming: Failure in oxygen supply can lead to huge loss

Biofloc fish farming can be disastrous if not maintained properly. Recently, a farmer in Mararikkulam of Alappuzha had to face a loss ..

Antony planting pepper vines

Farmer experiments by giving 'pillar' support to pepper vines

Kasaragod: Farmer Antony never claims about the success but only focuses on experiments. The 64-year-old is of the opinion that if ..

pineapple

Farmer donates entire harvest from 1.5 acre pineapple farm to CMDRF

Thodupuzha (Idukki): A farmer contributed the entire harvest from his pineapple farm to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief ..

Snake Gourd Farming (Padavalam)

10 tips to boost yield of snake gourd

The vegetable farmers might have faced the problem of low yield of snake gourd which causes them loss. But we can improve yield with ..

Kankong

Heard of 'Kangkong', the powerhouse of nutrients?

Kangkong spinach or water spinach is a rich source of various vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. This leafy green is often unnoticed ..

grapes

Keralite grows grapes in Sharjah; proves farming possible even in desert land

A Malayali man has created an oasis in the desert land of Sharjah challenging hot climate. Sudheesh Guruvayur never gets tried of farming ..

Noni

Attractive profit from 'noni' fruit; syrup fetches Rs 1200 per litre

The Keralites have started realising the value of noni fruit which usually grows in marshlands. A farmers' collective named Nelkrishi ..

Farmer destroys mulberry farming

Unable to procure silkworms, farmer destroys 2-acre mulberry farm

Palakkad: Silk farmers are in crisis as the government did not provide them any help for bringing silkworms or offer support price ..

Farmer tills farm due to price fall

Huge loss due to price fall; farmer tills brinjal farm with tractor in Palakkad

Chittur (Palakkad): With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting the market, the price of crops nosedived. Facing huge loss, Samapath, a farmer ..

long beans

Save your long beans plant from bugs

Long beans is one of the vegetables that can be easily cultivated in kitchen gardens. It is also suitable for beginners in farming ..

farming

Agri dept to provide financial aid for integrated farming

The Kerala government is providing assistance to farmers in the state who are facing a crisis due to natural calamities and coronavirus ..

Breadfruit

Let's grow breadfruit that is more nutritious than jackfruit

Breadfruit is an evergreen tree that is native to New Guinea, Philippines and Indomalayan islands, but it is commonly found in all ..

Agriculture

'Subhiksha Keralam' scheme: Registration of farmers begins

During the COVID-19 crisis, the agriculture department is planning to implement various action plans with public participation in order ..

Grapes at high range

Grape vine in high range garden bears fruit, pulls crowd

Kattappana (Idukki): When all are staying indoors during lockdown, Kattappana native native Biju is harvesting grapes from the garden ..

Farm Technology

Wayanad farmer develops machine that can thresh 12 paddy bundles in 5 minutes

A farmer from Wayanad has developed a paddy thresher machine that can thresh 12 bundles of paddy within 5 minutes. The machine is operated ..

മന്ത്രിയുടെ കുടുംബവീട്ടിൽ പച്ചക്കറിക്കൃഷി തുടങ്ങി

Kadakampally Surendran takes to farming as part of ‘Subhiksha Keralam’ project

Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the government’s ‘Subhiksha Keralam’ project, Minister Kadakampally Surendran has ..

‘സുഭിക്ഷകേരള’ത്തിനായി കൃഷിയിറക്കി തദ്ദേശസ്ഥാപനങ്ങളും സംഘടനകളും

Local self government bodies, organizations to implement ‘Subhiksha Keralam’ scheme

Varkala: Local self government bodies and organizations in different parts of the state have started farming as part of ‘Subhiksha ..

Giant jackfruit in Thiruvananthapuram

68.5 kg weight, 1 meter length; jackfruit from TVM in fray for world record

Thiruvananthapuram: Jackfruit stories never end during this lockdown. First different varieties of jackfruit recipes were trending ..

Giant jackfruit

3 jackfruits compete for record; this fruit from Thalappuzha weighs 57.9 kg

Thalappuzha (Wayanad): A giant jackfruit is gaining attention in Wayanad with its enormous size and weight. The jackfruit grew on the ..

barrel farming

Farmers try barrel farming to stop waterlogging from affecting crops

Chengaloor (Thrissur): The farmers in Chengaloor are experimenting with barrel farming to fight waterlogging. As their vegetable farming ..

Giant tapioca

Farmer harvests giant tapioca weighing 6.5 kg

Oachira (Kollam): Farmer and Kisan Sabha Karunagappalli constituency secretary Ponal Nandakumar was amazed when he harvested a giant ..