Kannan in his farm

Fan of traditional organic farming method, this farmer never eyes only profit

Pathanamthitta: Kurampala native Kannan is really proud to be a farmer. When doctors, ..

Mango season arrives early in Muthalamada
പഴയ ഓടുകൾ മാനസ ചെടിച്ചട്ടികളാക്കി
Manasa makes use of old roof tiles to grow flowers and vegetables on terrace
vegetable nursery
Kannur woman scripts success by selling 10,000 vegetable saplings in 3 months
Chinese potato harvesting machine

Machine to harvest Chinese potato, turmeric, ginger introduced; saves labour charge, time

Peramangalam (Thrissur): An agricultural equipment to harvest Chinese potato has been introduced to the relief of farmers. The machine ..

Jinalkumar in his kitchen garden

PT Teacher grows vegetables, banana, poultry in quarters compound in leisure time

Kannur: For the past 4 years, a sports teacher has been cultivating vegetables in the compound of NGO quarters at Thekkiyil here. ..

Mahkota Dewa

Indonesian herb Mahkota Dewa flourishes in Pathanamthitta

Indonesian medicinal herb ‘Mahkota Dewa’ fruit (God’s Crown fruit) is growing aplenty at a house in Pathanamthitta ..

Coconut Apple

Value added products from coconut apple; experiments to start soon

The Coconut Development Board will start experiments to produce value products from coconut apple by December. A sweet made from coconut ..

Babitha Benny

Meet the first woman in state to obtain license to shoot wild boars that destroy crops

Meppadi (Wayanad): Wild boar attack in farms is always a headache for farmers. Babitha Benny, hailing from Meppady, will be a call ..

House in pond

Kozhikode man builds house in pond to avoid levelling paddy field

Mukkam (Kozhikode): Former president of Mukkam panchayat and environmentalist Thacholath Gopalan is known for his different way of ..

Betel farming

Former expat makes profit from betel farming due to passion for agriculture

Pallipadu (Alappuzha): After 37 years of expat life, Naduvattam native C P Ajayakumar aka Rajan ended up cultivating betel leaves ..


Mango season arrives early in Muthalamada this time

Muthalamada (Palakkad): Though last year, the mango season was delayed by a month, this time it arrived a month early. With the sunlight ..

Sarvasuganthi Allspice

Grow allspice, the spice with unique combination of aroma

Allspice has a unique combination of aroma and taste of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. It is known as 'Sarvasugandhi' in Malayalam ..

Abdul Azeez' farm

Farmer, who lost banana farm in flood, gains profit through vegetable cultivation

Mayyil (Kannur): No flood can defeat Abdul Azeez's love for agriculture. He had started banana farming in a 3-acre barren land, ..

Black nightshade

Black nightshade aka 'Manathakkali', a cure to multiple diseases

Black nightshade is a plant that belongs to the family of brinjal. Known as 'Manathakkali', 'Mulakuthakkali' or 'Karinthakkali' ..


Kochi farmer in distress after toxic water kills 4,100 fish worth Rs 3.5 lakh

Kochi: A farmer engaged in fish farming here suffered a huge loss after water with toxic content killed over 4,100 fish on his farm ..

Jayalakshmi meeting minister

Class 10 girl gifts agriculture minister organic vegetables produced in her garden

Pandalam (Pathanamthitta): A young farmer visited Minister for Agriculture V S Sunil Kumar carrying a basket full of organic vegetables ..


Rambutan fails to bear fruits? Here are some tips

Rambutan is one of the fruits that has high demand in the market. It also fetches good price. However, some rambutan trees fail to ..

Passion fruit

Grow passion fruit, the high value fruit that fights lifestyle diseases

Passion fruit was once overlooked as a mere juicy fruit. However, as time passed, it has been given the title of a high value fruit ..

Turmeric farming

70-year-old farmer cultivates turmeric in 5 acre, harvests 200 tonnes

Vellangallur (Thrissur): For the past 9 years, Vallivattam native Salim has been a full-time turmeric farmer. He could harvest 200 ..


Kerala to order 1800 tonnes of onion to control price hike

Kottayam: Kerala is going to bring more onions in order to control the price hike. Various government agencies have ordered 1800 tonnes ..


How to grow grapes in your garden

While cultivating grapes at home, rooted saplings or stem cuttings should be planted. September and October are the ideal months for ..

Curry leaves

High pesticide content found in curry leaves brought from other states

Kannur: Contaminated curry leaves are widely brought to the state, it has been found. Huge amount of pesticide was detected on curry ..

Vadakkekkara panchayat

Vadakkekara panchayat bags 5 agriculture awards including best student farmer

Paravur: Vadakkekara panchayat has won 5 awards in the agriculture sector instituted by the Department of Agriculture Development and ..

Net cage farming

Try net cage farming to overcome lack of space and water

Net cage farming is an ideal method for the people who do not have sufficient space and availability of water. In this method, organic ..


International agencies to promote agribusiness in Kerala; global tender invited

Kannur: The responsibility of forming societies of agricultural entrepreneurs in the state will be entrusted with agencies. Global ..

Sindhu in her quail farm

Meet the lady who rears quails, goats, rabbits, country chicken and cow in mere 15-cents of land

Spatial limitation always poses a challenge to farming. But Sindhu from Idukki has proved it wrong by rearing quail, rabbits, fish, ..


Ivy gourd vines on 3.5 acre land brings fortune for 5-member family in Palakkad

Palakkad: Krishnan C V from Vaniyampara, a full-time farmer, is of the opinion that we can succeed in any type of farming if we are ..

paddy on terrace

Couple cultivates paddy in plastic bottles on terrace; manages vegetable, fish, honeybee farming too

Kottayam: A couple has set a unique model by cultivating paddy on their house terrace. Melukavu native Titus Sam Joseph, Pala KSRTC ..


Retd bank manager turns organic farmer; manages vegetables, paddy, fish, dairy farms

After retiring as bank manager last year, Palakkad Koottanad native Ramachandran did not think of wasting his time for relaxing. Instead, ..

Anand in his dairy farm

Paddy field, dairy farm, coconut plantation; 18-yr-old shows hard work brings success in farming

Palakkad: Muthuthala Kozhikkottiri native Anand was introduced to the world of agriculture by his father. By the time he learned the ..

K Kunhiraman

Even at 72, this MLA is never tired of farming

Kasaragod: Despite hostile weather, paddy cultivated in the fields in Alakode was safely harvested before the onset of Northwest ..


Tuber crops, vegetables flourish in 3.5 acre farm as 15 families join hands

Kozhikode: A group of 15 families in Cheruthadam here have set a model for the world during the COVID times. With the support of Cheruthadam ..

dairy farm

Fish farm in 10 acre, dairy farm with 20 cows; Nizar shows benefits of integrated farming

Ernakulam: A 10-acre fish farm in Pallippuram and a dairy farm with 20 cows is the result of hard work by Nizar, a farmer hailing from ..


Grocer gets good yield from dryland paddy farming in 4-cent plot in Malappuram

Edavanna (Malappuram): For East Chathallur native Majeed, his grocery shop and farming are equally important. He manages both, business ..

Sakeer in his farm

Idukki man runs dairy farm for 25 years; proves it can be successful

Thommankuthu (Idukki): Though dairy farming is not an easy business, many people have tried it recently. But there is a successful ..

Vegetable farming in school

School remains closed, but these students are busy farming vegetables

Enadimangalam (Pathanamthitta): Though there are no classes due to COVID restrictions, some of the students and teachers visit Elamannoor ..

Eldhose Raju with lotus

NRI nurse switches career to online lotus sales; now earns upto Rs 30,000 per month

Ernakulam Piravom Mamalassery native Eldhos Raju represents numerous NRIs who lost their jobs during the COVID times and then found ..

corn farming

Farmer plants corn on trial basis, gets stunning yield

Palod: A young farmer is all excited to see his experimental farming giving a stunning yield. Meenmutty native Selvaraj cultivated ..

Nirmal Kumar

Interior designer turns guardian of carnivorous plants in lockdown

An interior designer by profession, Ernakulam Puthenvelikara native Nirmal Kumar gained attention and profit through the cultivation ..

Shoshamma in her mushroom farm

Small effort, big profit; mushroom farming brings fortune to homemaker in Kottayam

Karukachal (Kottayam): Manthuruthy native Shoshamma started growing mushrooms only to take the harvested mushrooms for their household ..

Sumi Shyamraj

Meet this lady who earns Rs 30,000 through gardening on 3-cent land

Availability of space is a challenge when we decide to start farming. But Ernakulam Edathala native Sumi Shyamraj has proven that one ..

Chinese potato

Chinese potato gains popularity; monsoon is ideal to start cultivation

As Chinese potatoes mostly depend on monsoon, this is the ideal time to start cultivating the tuber crop. Though smaller in size, the ..

Land paddy hravesting

Septuagenarian sisters in Kozhikode cultivate land paddy, reap success

Mukkam (Kozhikode): Elderly sisters proved that age is only a number and toiled hard in the land paddy fields and reaped gold finally ..


CFTRI introduces simple trick to preserve tomato; costs only Rs 3 per kg

Surplus production and price drop mostly affects tomato as it easily perishes. Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) ..

VS Sunil Kumar

Farmers, political parties should jointly protest against Centre's farm policy: VS Sunil Kumar

Thrissur: State Minister for Agriculture V S Sunil Kumar said that the farmers and political parties in Kerala should come forward ..

Anil Kumar

Tourist bus driver cultivates paddy, vegetables on roadside during lockdown

Thrissur: People only have to look on both sides of the Tagore Road in Panamparambu in Perinjanam here to enjoy greenery of Kerala ..

Prakashan in his farm

Bio manure production, poultry farming, dairy farm; this farmer reaps success from multiple ventures

Prakashan happened to see waste piled up near Sakthan stand in Thrissur when he was returning after selling quail eggs. He approached ..