litchi

Now Shahi Litchi to be grown in Kerala

Muzaffarpur: Shahi litchi, the luscious fruit of Bihar, is now readying to get a ..

sclerotium stipitatum - nilamanga
‘Nilamanga’ – a rare herb disguised as mango!
Achacha
‘Achacha’ comes all the way from Bolivia to orchards in Kerala
ASI Salim
Cop reaping gold from 1.5 acre barren land
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 ..

coleus

Plant Coleus in garden; The colourful foliage that outshines flowers

Coleus is a beautiful garden plant that is loved for its colourful foliage. The leaves change the colours as the new shoots emerge ..

banana

Half green, half red; 2 in 1 Robusta and Chenkadali banana bunch pulls a crowd

Being one of the most loved fruits in Kerala, a bunch of bananas is unlikely to attract much attention as it is very common here. But ..

mushroom

Mobile app to act as guide for mushroom farming and industry

The Directorate of Mushroom Research at Solan of Himachal Pradesh has introduced a mobile app ‘’ including detailed information ..

coconut harvesting machine

Engineering students develop ‘robot’ for easy harvesting of coconuts

Thrissur: The students of Christ Engineering College in Irinjalakuda have developed a unique machine that helps coconut farmers in ..

fish

Former expat all set to reap gold from fish farming in 2-cent plot

Former expat Raveendran residing in Pallikkal Bazar is all set to reap a good harvest from his aquaculture. He had been working in ..

Seed sowing in milk packet

School kids turn discarded milk packets into grow bags for sowing seeds

Cherai (Ernakulam): A group of school students set a model for the society by planting seeds in grow bags made of discarded milk packets ..

Modi

Muslim village in Kerala that grows lotus for temples, supplied them for PM's function

Guruvayur: During early mornings and late evenings, Edakkulam village of Thirunavaya Grama panchayat in Malappuram district of Kerala ..

paddy

Kerala witnesses all-time record in paddy production after floods

Kerala witnessed a record breaking increase in the harvest of Puncha paddy farming this year. A total of 6.94 lakh metric ton paddy ..

herbal museum

With 150 plus medicinal plants, Herbal Museum at Eruthempathy farm pulls crowd

The herbal museum at Eruthempathy agriculture farm in Palakkad has become a crowd puller. Students and research fellows flock to see ..

Pineapple

Try a mini pineapple plant for indoor-outdoor gardens

Pineapple can be grown in high ranges, villages and orchards. If we could plant a little pineapple plant in a flowerpot, it would definitely ..

lotus

Adorn your garden pond with a lotus

Lotus is an aquatic plant loved for its big beautiful flowers. Scientifically known as Nelumbo nucifera, lotus is also nurtured as ..

papaya

Rubber farmers switch to papaya tapping for better earnings

The highland farmers who searched for an alternative after the immense price drop of rubber, have finally taken refuge in papaya ..

Vellannoor brinjal

Looks like apple, tastier than fish fry; wanna try?

Most of us may get puzzled if someone asked the name of a vegetable that looks like an apple and tastes like fish fry. The round brinjal ..

rice

Why Kodumon Rice brand is in huge demand?

Kodumon (Pathanamthitta): The uncontaminated rice brand Kodumon Rice has become a grand success within a few days of its launch ..

orchid

Orchid lovers, keep these things in mind

Orchid has a prominent place in every garden. The wide variety of colours and designs make it different from other flowers. grows ..

farm

Kudumbashree to make smart agri-villages across state

Thiruvananthapuram: Smart Agri-villages will be established across state under the leadership of Kudumbashree. The project will be ..

Petunia

Remember Harry Potter’s aunt Petunia? Well, the name came from this flower

Petunia is a flowering plant that produce multiple varieties of flowers. Rather than a beautiful garden plant, the name Petunia might ..

quickstick rat killer

Make organic rat killer from ‘Seemakonna’

Rats can be a menace at households in all seasons. Usually, people try artificial rat poison or traps to get rid of rats. But using ..

daisy

How to take care of Daisy, the pretty 'little girl' of gardens

Daisy is a garden flower that requires maintenance and care on a daily basis. The beautiful white flowers of daisy can lure the viewers ..

Jamsheer dairy farmer

BTech student earns over Rs 1 lakh a month from his own dairy farm

All may think for a while on hearing the question what is the connection between a BTech student and a dairy farm. But if you ask this ..

Manoj

Engineering graduate dedicates life to promote fruit orchards

Ernakulam: An electrical engineering graduate has dedicated his life for spreading the goodness of fruit orchards. I. B. Manoj from ..

Malampuzha

Fish farmers in Malampuzha set to reap rich ‘GIFT’ of cage culture

Malampuzha: The fisheries department and the fisherfolk here are all set to reap a rich harvest from cage culture with an intention ..

veggies

Vegetable price skyrockets; Rs 100 for beans, Rs 70 for carrot

Shoranur: After the Vishu festival season, the price of vegetables has skyrocketed. Beans tops the list with its price jumping from ..

coconut climber

Chhattisgarh workers take over coconut tree climbing in Kerala, Lakshadweep

Chathannoor (Kollam): Not many Malayali labourers are ready to climb coconut trees these days. The owners of coconut plantation are ..

grapes

Remove toxins from grapes this way

Grapes are nutritious, delicious and gorgeous at the same time. The demand for has escalated in the hot summer like all other fruits ..

strawberry

This summer, make a milkshake with home grown strawberries

Strawberry is one of the most loved fruit flavours. Growing strawberry at home could be a grand idea if you are a person who loves ..

veg

Beware! Bitter gourd has highest pesticide residue

The pesticide content in vegetables can be removed to an extent by washing them thoroughly or by peeling off outer skin. But bitter ..

watermelon

Make yummy candies out of watermelon rind!

When we eat the flesh of watermelon and throw out its rind, it becomes a waste in the surroundings. But the researchers of Navsari ..