watermelon

Farmer grows seedless watermelon on trial basis; reaps fruit weighing 4-5 kg

Kannur Dharmadom native P K Satheeshan cultivated a seedless variety of watermelon ..

badarudeen arch trellis
Portable arch trellis for growing climbers all year around
pepper
Pepper price nosedives after arrival of low-cost Brazilian pepper
Hamster
Fluffy and featherweight; meet this cute tiny pet for flat dwellers
vegetable leaf

Higher demand for leaves than vegetables; More profit for farmers

The demand for leaves of vegetables has increased tremendously as the number of health conscious people is on the rise in Kerala. The ..

organic egg

Fake organic eggs brought to Kerala markets after changing shell colour

Coimbatore: Health conscious people always choose organic eggs due to the concerns regarding the artificial eggs. But it has come to ..

Roselle plant

Plant a Roselle in kitchen garden, replace tamarind in curries

Roselle plant is locally known as ‘Pulivenda’, ‘Mathippuli’ and ‘Meenpuli’ in Kerala. Its scientific ..

mango

Mango lovers have to wait longer; season to delay this time

All the mango maniacs in Kerala will have to wait longer for having ripe juicy delicious mangoes this time. Due to the unpredictable ..

Butter beans

Butter beans has no buyers in Kerala, huge demand in other states

Butter beans, one of the crops widely cultivated in the hilly regions in Kanthalloor, is in huge demand in other state markets, whereas ..

Aby Baby in his donkey farm

Rs 5000 for 1 litre donkey milk, Rs 500 for urine; Donkeys are not worthless anymore

A young IT professional has shown the world that one can make money by rearing donkeys. Aby Baby hailing from Ramamangalam in Ernakulam ..

air potato

Meet air potato, the tuber that tastes like meat

Air potato is a tuber that is known for its meat-like taste. When cooked adding masala, it tastes exactly like meat. It can also be ..

Nisha Siraj cactus

Rs 50,000 from cactus garden? This lady will tell you how

When vegetable or flower gardens on house terraces are becoming a common sight here, a woman hailing from Malappuram decided to make ..

spinach

Spinach price at Rs 120 per kg; Boost for farmers, shock for buyers

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): After onion, shallot and drumstick, spinach is has also been added to the list of expensive vegetables. The ..

Rubber

Thailand reduces rubber farming; Farmers in Kerala hopeful

Kochi: Thailand’s decision to reduce rubber farming by 21 percent is likely to increase the rubber price at a global level and ..

Tamarind

Tamarind price shoots up; Rs 30 for 1kg leaves, Rs 190 for fruit

Thrissur: As the price of tamarind leaves shot up to Rs 30 per kilogram, the tamarind farm owners in Tamil Nadu are earning well from ..

Paddy field

Farmer makes tusker Guruvayur Kesavan’s image with paddy art in his farm

Sultan Bathery (Wayanad): A young farmer has created the image of the popular tusker Guruvayur Kesavan as paddy art in his field at ..

lemon

Larger, juicier and seedless; 'Malaysian citric lemon' conquers high range in Kerala

A new variety of lemon known as Malaysian citric lemon has found its place in the high range in Kerala. Idukki Kanjikuzhi native ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

kudumbasree

Kudumbashree's aura spreads beyond Kerala; to write new history in Azerbaijan

Kottakkal: Kudumbashree’s aura has travelled beyond the boundaries of Kerala. Our women’s collective has rendered light ..

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 ..

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, ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..