Rose apple, popularly known as ‘Chambakka’ in Malayalam, is an ideal ..
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 ..
Noni is a fruit bearing tree popular for its medicinal properties. It is also known as Indian Mulberry, beach mulberry and cheese fruit ..
New Delhi: The farm credit target is likely to be raised by about 10 per cent to a record Rs 12 lakh crore in the 2019-20 Budget to ..
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, ..
Agriculture is not everyone’s cup of tea. But there are some heroes who realised the importance of farming and decided to preserve ..
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 ..
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 ..
Alappuzha: The state agriculture department has decided to bring all types of agricultural crops under insurance coverage. The decision ..
In order to prevent plant diseases and boost flowering, we can try coconut-buttermilk solution which is easy to prepare and is best ..
Broccoli can be considered as the vegetable that has the highest capability to help prevent cancer. Having edible leaves, flower and ..
The months long monsoon and summer in Kerala affects the texture of the soil. The changes in weather is very likely to form clumps ..
Winged bean, which is locally known as ‘Chathura Payar’, is one of the legumes that contains the highest quantity of protein ..
Kissing Gourami is an ornamental fish that is popular for its habit of ‘kissing’. Scientifically named as Helostoma temminckii, ..
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 ..
The soil has to be nourishing, air and water permeable and water absorbent in order to enhance productivity. Also presence of microbes ..
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 ..
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 ..
New Delhi: Floods in Kerala have damaged paddy, banana, spices and other crops in 45,000 hectare of farmland, Agriculture Secretary ..
Orchid and Anthurium are two flowering plants that have high scope in the market and in export sector. Once the flowers are harvested, ..
With novel idea and consistent effort, Kottayam Marangattupilly native Robin P. Joy has proven that agriculture gives 10 times more ..
Kundara (Kollam): The season of mangoes is ending and it’s showtime for apples. The apples imported from New Zealand, America ..
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 ..
Poinsettia is a plant widely used for decoration during Christmas and Easter seasons. Scientific named Euphorbia Pulcherrima, the plant ..
Proper grooming of the betel plant for eight months would produce betel leaves. Almost Rs 1000 could be earned from 10 plants. Choose ..
Mathrubhumi News Video Ottapalam: A group of farmers in Arikkode near Thrithala in Palakkad have chosen a different path in ..
Reduviid bug or assassin bug, locally known as ‘Chenchazhi’, is a beneficial insect that controls pests like caterpillars ..
Kozhikode: Kodancherry native Shaji Mathew has chosen the road not taken in agriculture. He cultivates paddy in the field and vegetables ..
Kadalundi: A giant cucumber that has a length of 24 inches and weighing 7.5 kg was harvested from a farm in Kadalundi. The giant ..
Wayanad: The police officials at Ambalavayal police station will pose a surprise for all. They have proven that apart from maintaining ..
Chittoor: A solar powered light trap has come to the rescue of farmers who have been searching for an easy and safe method to get rid ..
Mallappalli: From now on, we have to neither throw the biodegradable waste from kitchen to our compound, nor cover them in plastic ..
Mukkam: A class 6 student blaze a trail for everyone, by cultivating vegetables and fruits in a 10-cent plot. Thottathinkadavu native ..
Idukki: Upholding the importance of organically-grown vegetables, a group of children from Chakkupallam St.Dominic LP School has taken ..
Chittur: Peruvian, Silkie, Guinea, American and 14 such different varieties of guinea pigs are grown in the farm owned by Menonpara ..
Kottayam: Thalayolaparambu natives were surprised when a group of students reached their home with farm tools and vegetable seeds ..
Kasaragod: AIR is not just a musicbox for Sumathi. It has made a great transformation to this tailor’s life. Sumathi, a native ..
Thrissur: Now, farmers can till land with just the pressing of a button. A remote-controlled tiller machine will help farmers till ..
Kollam: District Agriculture expo organised by Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK) displayed vegetables in big size ..
The ‘big vegetables’ like elephant foot yam, purple yam, snake gourd and pumpkin, ash gourd and the like are the favourite ..
Thrissur: The Consumer Forum has ordered Rs 60,000 compensation to a farmer from Kasaragod after the ‘nenthran’ banana ..
A new variety of flowering plant has become the centre of attraction of house gardens recently. These flowers bloom in clusters and ..
Kakkanad: The rice from Thottara paddy fields, which was known as the rice bowl of ancient Kochi kingdom, will be intorduced in the ..
Brinjal is a vegetable that is available in a variety of colors and shapes. Its biggest advantage is that it can be cultivated in all ..
Sultan Bathery: A map of India created in the paddy field is attracting attention. Bathery Nambikolli Thayyil Praseed Kumar has made ..
Kasaragod: Mahesh, a contract staff in BSNL has been cultivating ginger on his 2.5-acre land in a hilly area at Cheemeni. This young ..
An average Malayali's daily diet includes rice, that too three times a day. This occassional intake of rice makes us at high risk ..
Actor Niranath Makayiram Krishna Prasad has proven his talent in not only as an actor, but also as a farmer. Presently a member of ..
Abhilal, a student of 8th standard, finds his pocket money by farming with his father. He is the son of Perinthalmanna Pulamanthol ..
Vellamunda: Kunjiraman and Pushpa, the tribal couple hailing from Edachery in Thondarnadu set a model for the new generation farmers ..
Malappuram Alathurpadi native Mehboob has proved that cultivating a vegetable garden on rooftops can make a good harvest. Amidst many ..
The attack of pests and insects is always a headache for those who maintain a kitchen garden. We can try some simple ideas to eliminate ..
Palakkad: Ash gourd or white gourd is a common vegetable in Kerala. But a giant ash gourd that too weighing 16 kg is a rare sight. ..
Potato is an inevitable item in our cuisine. It is one of the most cultivated tubers. Also, potato is a rich source of vitamin C, B6, ..
Edappal: This father and son are a role model for Malayalees. When we mock them as migrant laborers from Tamil Nadu by calling ‘Anna’, ..
Kochi: The Department of Agriculture in Kerala is planning to form an enforcement wing in order to strictly implement the regulations ..
Many of the beginners in farming start with long beans or asparagus beans as the first crop in their garden. This crop is not only ..
Coriander leaves has the status of only a guest in Kerala cuisine. In the past, we were familiar with only the flavor of curry leaves ..
Kanjirappally: With an aim to popularise cocoa cultivation in Kanjirappally region, a detailed project plan has been prepared jointly ..
Chilli is a common plant in every home garden. But we ignore the plant, though it gives us chilli all year around. For better yield, ..
Not many of us might have heard of the connection between aspirin and farming. But actually they have some links. Aspirin’s ..
Koottar: The vegetable garden of the little farmers surprised everyone with a good harvest even after Onam. The students at SNLP School ..
Papaya had disappeared from our courtyards a few years back, but now it has come back grandly. Its aroma, sweetness and cream like ..
Alappuzha: 25,000 hectares of land in Alappuzha district is all set to start ‘Punja’ paddy farming, Principal Agricultural ..
Kayyur: Mosambi grows in the soil of Kasargod also, evident from the mosambi tree that bears green and yellow fruits all over the branches, ..
Mananthavady: A Young farmer from Wayanad has made a remarkable achievement in vegetable cultivation at Maldives. Puthiyamattam Sunny ..
Kattakada: DGP Jacob Thomas on Friday donned a new role that of a farmer. At a farmland in Sidhashram in Mannoorkara, where he had ..
Kayamkulam: A retired teacher is now basking in the glory of his success by winning an award of the agriculture samiti. Vijayan Pillai ..
Kanjirappally: Cocoa cultivation can provide a temporary relief for the rubber farmers. It can be used as an intermediate crop cultivated ..
Are you interested in vegetable farming? If so, here are some tips to raise red spinach in your vegetable garden. If you find discarded ..
Adoor (Pathanamthitta): Once a rubber plantation, Meloodu-native Sasidharan’s farm land is now filled with green foliage of banana ..
Sulthan Bathery: Coffee farmers in the state are a troubled lot with the inordinate delay in the distribution of subsidy by the Coffee ..
Gundlupet: This Onam, people will face a tough time as vegetable prices are likely to soar following scanty rainfall at Gundlupet. ..
Atholi: For natives of Chengottumala, Swami Vidyanandapuri, a farmer who works on his land even during the night with the search light, ..
The story of Acai berries starts, as with most superfoods, in South America. The health of the South Americans has always surprised ..
Weeds and plants in Thrissur District Collectorate building compound just vanished away to set a vegetable garden to celebrate Onam ..
New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday launched National Dairy Development Board's (NDDB) quality ..
Promoting organic farming, Perambra resident Kunhiraman is preparing various seedlings for sale. He had made pepper seedlings on an ..
Enathu: Farmers growing tapioca at Enathu in Pathanamthitta district suffered huge loss in heavy rain and wind that lashed the region ..
Anthurium, a flower from the far away South-Central America has been a Malayalee favorite for years. With most of our imports coming ..
Malappuram: Intense drought followed by intermittent rains and heavy winds caused crop loss worth a whopping Rs 54 crores in Malappuram ..
Chakkarakallu: Pradeepan from Echur, Panniyodu, Valiyandi is a role model in organic farming. He has harvested over 5 quintals of vegetables ..
Chakkarakkal: Pradeepan, a native of Echoor near Chakkarakkal in Kannur, is a role model for farmers anywhere in the world. Pradeepan’s ..
New Delhi: Contrary to popular opinion, agriculture can be a hugely profitable venture provided one has the right knowledge, says an ..
Markets flooded with Kani Vellari Kalpetta: Golden Cucumber (Kani Velari) has reached Kerala for Vishu which is considered an ..