Sabu in his orchid garden

Wayanad man grows over 150 varieties of orchids in garden

Wayanad: Sabu's polyhouse in Ambalavayal Pothuketti is a vast world of orchids ..

cardamom
Highly toxic pesticide found in cardamom; difficult to remove residues
indoor plants
Lockdown boosted love for plants; TVM lady makes income through indoor plants
Tallest yam plant
12-ft-tall yam plant pulls crowd in Kasaragod; farmer tries to bag world record
agriculture

Kerala to have five agro ecological zones to boost agriculture

Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to minimise Kerala's dependency on other states on agriculture products, the state government is coming ..

Buffalo

Young brothers enter cattle farming after father's demise; own 7 cows, 20 buffaloes in 1 yr

Thrissur: Along with studies, Asludeen and his brother Hashim are ensuring a safe income for the family through cattle farming. They ..

A farm full of fruits

Musa Haji's farm is a wonderland of sweet plump fruits

Perambra: Musa Haji has built a paradise in his farm. His farm is filled with different varieties of sweet and plump fruits. Musa Haji, ..

cadamom

Wild elephant wreaks havoc in Suryanelli; farmers in crisis

Idukki: The wild elephant roaming in Suryanelli region has become a headache for the farmers who are reeling under the Covid crisis ..

Ashraf with his cats

Malappuram man befriends Persian cats; owns breeds worth upto Rs 75,000

Tirur (Malappuram): Though there are many people who love pet cats, Vailathur native Ashraf is different as he prefers Persian ..

Aqua Culture

Vannamei farming in Biofloc culture: Malappuram farmer rears 4000 shrimps in 12000-litre tank

Malappuram: Vannamei shrimp is one of the most sought after variety but is very rare in Kerala. They are usually cultivated in coastal ..

Chandran in his farm

Kozhikode farmer cultivates yam in soilless method, proves successful

Kozhikode: If anyone has questions on soilless farming, Cherukulathur native Chandran will show them his yam cultivation. He grows ..

John with giant tapioca

Contractor harvests giant tapioca weighing 55 kg in Ernakulam

Koothattukulam (Ernakulam): A contractor who loves farming was gifted with a bumper harvest from his tapioca field. Koothattukulam ..

Jade vine

Jade vine blooms offering visual treat to all in Idukki home stay

Marayur (Idukki): The jade vine flowers, which are native to the rainforests in Philippines, bloomed in the hill range of Anchunadu ..

Sunflower field

Farmer turns 50-cent land into sunflower field in Attappadi; plans to expand farming

Agali (Palakkad): A sunflower field at Kunnanchala in Attappadi here is in full bloom giving a visual treat for the passersby. The ..

Organic farm of MLA

Ex-MLA grows organic vegetable farm as lockdown halts public events

Udma (Kasaragod): Former MLA K Kunhiraman need not buy any vegetables to prepare Onam special feast this year. Spinach, long beans, ..

Aqua Culture

Kottayam man gains profit from guppy fish farming; price ranges from Rs 10 to Rs 40,000

Kottayam: Except for a small walkway, Kanjirappally Edakkunnam native Safarulla has spent all the space in his compound for fish and ..

Jade vine

Retired SI grows rare jade vine plant in garden; flowers attract passersby

Nedumkandam (Idukki): The jade vine flowers that resembles fire flames are in full bloom at the residence of Raju at Chottupara in ..

Hoya

Doctor grows 140 varieties of Hoya plants in Malappuram

Hoya is a beautiful garden plant which is popular all over the world. However, Hoya or wax plant is seen very rarely in Kerala. Very ..

Sweet potato

Plant sweet potato in kitchen garden at right time

Sweet potato is rich with fibres, vitamins, antioxidants and beta carotene. So, consuming the tuber is good for the health of eyes, ..

Bamboo

Lawyer grows bamboos in farm to resist drought, soil erosion, summer heat

Wayanad: A lawyer by profession, Sajimon is passionate about farming. But he is mainly cultivating rare varieties of bamboo. His residence ..

Rajashree

50 types of water lilies, 60 types of moss roses... Engineer couple grows a paradise at home

Thrissur: An engineer couple residing near Thriprayar bridge have set up a garden in their house giving a visual treat for the passersby ..

Tapioca plants

CTCRI in TVM obtains patent for organic pesticide developed from tapioca leaves

Thiruvananthapuram: The ICAR - Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) in Srekariyam here has obtained patent for an organic ..

Exotic birds

Exotic birds worth upto Rs 4.5 lakh; Man who enjoys company of pet birds

Malappuram: Thalakkad Vengaloor native Abdul Razak Haji has several winged friends at his house. Most of them are expensive exotic ..

Grapes

Young farmer grows grapes in hill range; harvests 40 kg in 1 month

Idukki: A young farmer has successfully cultivated grapes in Kanthalloor, the land known for winter vegetables. Vettukad native ..

Ajith in his orchard

With over 200 varieties of foreign and local fruits, this orchard attracts many

Ernakulam: Cherry of the Rio Grande, Jaboticaba sabara, Jaboticaba precoce and Soncoya are a few of the rare foreign and local fruit ..

Banana stalk cookies

Cookies from banana stem (Vazha pindi); Here's how!

The National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) in Tiruchirappalli has developed a technology to convert banana stalk into flour and ..

Aneesh in his banana farm

Automobile engineer dedicates life for agriculture; continues banana farming for 13 yrs

Malappuram: For the last 13 years, Chaliyar Kakkadampoyil Thottappally native Aneesh Joy has been cultivating banana. When people quit ..

Farm

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 okra plants on a barren land by following the traditional ..

Tapioca

Tapioca becomes popular food during 2nd wave replacing jackfruit

Kalikavu (Malappuram): The scarcity of food items during the lockdown period has been resolved by tapioca. When jackfruit was the iconic ..

Shadil and Shamil in the betel farm

Twin boys grow betel vines in barren land amid lockdown; now plan to start vegetable farming too

Nilambur (Malappuram): Chaliyar native twin brothers Shadil and Shamil were not affected by the lockdown as they were busy farming ..

Shamam

Shamam grows in Kerala too; experiment by Malappuram KVK proves successful

Malappuram: Shamam or muskmelon is popular in Kerala, especially in Malabar region, as a fruit from the Gulf countries. Malappuram ..

Johnson in his nursery

Idukki man scripts success saga with sapling nursery

Arakkulam (Idukki): A man has proved that agricultural ventures can offer a livelihood for us. Arakkulam native Johnson is delighted ..

Jackfruit

Jackfruit market turns dull; no takers for even seeds during lockdown

Kottakkal: As buying agents stopped coming during the lockdown, the income of the people who depend on jackfruit trees was affected ..

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 ..

Spinach

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 ..

cucumber

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

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

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 ..