Farm Task Force reaps success through ancient organic farming method, shares secrets

Kozhikode: A farm task force in Olavanna here has successfully cultivated over 2000 ..

Tapioca becomes popular food during 2nd wave replacing jackfruit
Shadil and Shamil in the betel farm
Twin boys grow betel vines in barren land amid lockdown; now plan to start vegetable farming too
Shamam grows in Kerala too; experiment by Malappuram KVK proves successful
Kiran with family

Wayanad couple earns decent income from garden of over 600 foreign fruit trees

Muttil (Wayanad): People travelling through Kariyambadi road turning from Kolavayal junction in the national highway here can see a ..

Home Delivery network

Agriculture dept initiates home delivery network to sell local produce in Malappuram

Wandoor (Malappuram): The agriculture department has initiated home delivery project to help the farmers find market during the Covid ..

Giant banana

6-ft-tall banana bunch pulls crowd in Kollam; owner says it tastes different

Anchal (Kollam): A giant bunch of banana has grabbed attention here. The 6-feet-tall banana bunch weighing 110 kilograms was harvested ..

Tapioca farming

Thrissur farmer succeeds in tapioca cultivation amid lockdown

Elanadu (Thrissur): Amid the triple lockdown crisis, a farmer from the hilly village of Elanadu has scripted a success story by cultivating ..

Vegetable farmers

Vegetable farmers in crisis as Covid curbs, heavy rain affect harvest, sales

Thrissur: When the Covid outbreak, lockdown and heavy rain came back to back, the vegetable farmers are in a dilemma. The farmers who ..


Grow spinach in kitchen garden organically

While cultivating spinach, fertilisers have a great role in ensuring its growth. So, the farmers have to pay attention since planting ..

Lalu Prasad harvesting watermelon

Young farmer reaps success from watermelon cultivation in Kozhikode

Kozhikode: A young farmer has reaped gold from watermelon cultivation even during the Covid times. Balussery native Lalu Prasad cultivated ..

TK Bhaskara Panicker

Gouri Amma initiated rooftop organic farming movement influenced by this farm in TVM

Thiruvananthapuram: The concept of rooftop farming, which has become a pride project of the state, was initiated in 2001 by K R Gouri ..

K Radhakrishnan and colleagues

Former speaker K Radhakrishnan is busy farming; says leaving land unused is unacceptable

Chelakkara (Thrissur): Former Assembly Speaker and minister K Radhakrishnan is busy in farming as part of the Subiksha Kerala scheme ..

Ramshad feeding black chicken

BTech graduate experiments in hi-tech farming, proves successful

Alathur (Palakkad): In an experimental move, a youth is following a new passion that has no connection with his qualification or ..


Farmer harvests 2400 kg cucumbers after trying agro-ecological farming method

Dharmasala (Kannur): An experimental farming venture based on the traditional Indian agro-ecological farming method proved successful ..


Pineapple farmers in crisis due to price drop; hopes for govt help

Cheruthoni (Idukki): The pineapple farmers are in a debt trap due to the huge expense incured for cultivation and price drop of ..


Avocado fetches upto Rs 200 per kg in market; it's worth a try

Avocado or butter fruit has high demand in the market these days. The farmers come forward to cultivate this fruit as it fetches attractive ..

Soilless grow bag

Soilless grow bag is new trend in rooftop farming

Rooftop farming does not require soil, proves Agriculture Assistant Officer John Shery. He filled grow bags with a mix of rice husk ..

pineapple farm

Farmers turn to pineapple farming to recover loss from rubber plantations

Palakkad: A group of farmers from Thirumittakode here have switched to pineapple farming after facing loss in rubber farming. Considering ..

Breadfruit tree

How to tackle premature fruit drop in breadfruit tree

Breadfruit is a nutritious and delicious vegetable and is used to make a variety of dishes. However, the premature fruit drop is a ..

Dukhrana mango

Purple mango found in Thuravoor-Aroor area was named 'Dukhrana' by Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Kuttanad: Though green raw mango and yellow ripe mango are familiar to us, have anyone seen a purple mango? Such a mango tree can be ..

Okra farming

Farmers get only Rs 5 per kg for okra while market price remains Rs 20

Palakkad: The farmers are in crisis as the price of okra nosedived. When okra is priced Rs 20 in shops, the farmers get only Rs 5 ..

Cow and calf with Milma logo

Cow and calf with 'Milma' logo on forehead grab eyeballs in Wayanad

Ambalavayal (Wayanad): A cow and her calf here have been receiving abundant love from the owners and neighbours ever since the birth ..

Vegetable farm in Cheemeni prison

Cheemeni Open Prison earns over Rs 4 lakh through vegetable seed production

Cheemeni (Kasaragod): In a different way of vegetable farming, the open prison in Cheemeni managed to earn a huge income. Over 200 ..

Sunil Kumar with award

Wayanad farmer bags award for cultivating double-grain rice variety 'Jugal'

Ambalavayal (Wayanad): A young farmer has successfully cultivated a double-grain rice variety and bagged an award from MS Swaminathan ..

Vijith Lal in his paddy field

Teacher turns farmer during lockdown; now reaps gold from 'Rakthashali' paddy

Alappuzha: Though Vijith Lal completed graduation and BEd, he had to switch to farming due to the Covid crisis. Now he is scripting ..

Firoz in his farm

Organic farmer pays Rs 25 per sack for dry leaves; uses it for mulching

Edavanna (Malappuram): Dry leaves are considered as waste. People burn the dry leaves collected from house yard and compound as they ..

Cow dung cake

Cow dung, elephant dung, goat manure, ash... Organic fertilisers are now a click away

Kottayam: The common things we find in our households and surroundings are now available on e-commerce websites in a different getup ..

Vivek near his garden on rooftop

Taxi driver grows garden of 10 o'clock flowers in 140 different colours on rooftop

Pandalam (Pathanamthitta): When Kulanada native Vivek returned from Dubai quitting his job, he only thought about the colourful flowers ..


Tropical Botanic Garden implements project to conserve orchid plants

Palode (Thiruvananthapuram): The Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) here is implementing a new ..


Using bees to ward off elephants; project to be implemented in Kerala too

New Delhi: The wild elephants that enter human inhabited areas will be thwarted with the help of honeybees. The RE-HAB (Reducing ..

Coconut tree bearing saplings

This tree in Kasaragod has no coconuts but saplings on top

Kasaragod: Which came first - coconut or coconut tree? If somebody asked this question to Kalanad native Muhammed Kunji, he will ..


Jackfruits sent in large quantity to North Indian states; merchants hope to recover from losses

Chalakudy (Thrissur): The jackfruit market became active again in Chalakudy as the season commenced. Jackfruits is sent from here to ..


Climate change cut global farming productivity 21% since 1960s

New York: Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, a new study shows that global farming ..


Alappuzha woman cultivates tubers in house compound, harvests 5.5-ft-long tapioca

Alappuzha: A large tapioca was harvested from the farm of a woman farmer in Mavelikkara here is pulling crowd. The 5.5-feet-long tapioca ..

Tomato plant

Easy ways to deal with quick wilt disease in tomatoes

Quick wilt is a plant disease that affects tomato plants more commonly. The plant gets wilted rapidly after being infected with the ..

Gooseberry candy

Gooseberry candy, fruit spread, millet bread; free technologies available at CFTRI

Farmers who want to make value added products from agricultural produce can know about latest technologies from the website of the ..


Organic Red Lady papaya fetches Rs 60 for ripe fruits, Rs 50 for raw ones

Among the different varieties of papaya, Red Lady is the most popular one. The name Red Lady is derived from the red flesh of the ripe ..

Ramachandran and wife Prasanna with giant tapioca

A tapioca taller than the farmer tries to enter Limca Books

Cheruvathur (Kasaragod): A local farmer has harvested a large tapioca that is taller than himself. The 187.5 centimetres long single ..

Althaf in his farm

Class 8 boy makes vegetables garden on rooftop, fish pond in house compound

Ekarool (Kozhikode): A young student’s efforts in agriculture is receiving accolades from all. Muhammed Thaju Althaf, a class ..

Sujith in his sunflower fields

Young farmer converts paddy fields into sunflower farm in Alappuzha

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): Young farmer P S Sujith cultivated sunflower in 2.5 acres of land in Karikkuzhi fields with two intentions ..

Vegetable garden

Let's make a vegetable garden at home this summer

Summer is the ideal time for vegetable cultivation. When sunlight is available in plenty, we can utilise it maximum for making a kitchen ..


How to improve yield of drumstick tree?

Drumstick tree aka Moringa is a crop that has many peculiarities. The plant prefers summer and drought. It tries to reduce evaporation ..

Long Beans

Safe and simple remedies to get rid of aphids from long beans

Aphid or plant louse is the major enemy of long beans. They rest on the tender shoots of long beans and multiply rapidly killing the ..


Rs 400 per kg; strawberry harvest begins in Munnar

Munnar: Attracting tourists, strawberry harvest commenced in Munnar. The fruits cultivated on five-acre land of Horticorp at Munnar-Graham’s ..


Jackfruit price drops to Rs 30; farmers in distress

Palakkad: Jackfruit is the most popular fruit in villages and cities alike but the production has declined this time. Though tonnes ..


Medicinal herb, organic fly trap; Tulsi is ideal plant for herbal garden

Holy basil aka tulsi is known for its medicinal properties. It can boost immunity and protect health. The holy basil plant with dark ..

Women farmers

Three 'musketeers' who successfully grew winter vegetables on leased land

Venjaramoodu (Thiruvananthapuram): Three women farmers from Pullambara are scaling new heights in vegetable cultivation blazing a trail ..