Snap melon

Delicious and nutritious snap melon fetches Rs 40-50 a kg

Snap melon is an ideal vegetable to be consumed during the scorching summer. It was ..

Alappuzha woman successfully grows broccoli in sandy soil
Wire mesh tower
Potato can be grown without soil in limited space; know about wire mesh tower method
Aseem in his farm
Man starts dairy farm amid COVID crisis; now owns 16 cows, gets over 200 litre milk per day
Students using organic pesticide

Students develop organic pesticide to get rid of whiteflies from vegetable plants

Kanjirappally (Kottayam): A group of school students have developed an organic pesticide to get rid of whiteflies that attack vegetable ..

Annamma Trub

At 72, organic farming is passion for this Keralite nurse who returned from Switzerland

Kooroppada (Kottayam): When Annamma returned to Kerala from abroad ending five decades of expat life, she dedicated her time for organic ..

Gilead Farm

This farm is a paradise on earth; full of fruit trees, honeybees, fish ponds and poultry

Kalanjoor (Pathanamthitta): Gilead Farm located in Kottanthara here is a paradise on earth for the passers-by. Farm owner K T Jose ..

Grow bag farming

Grow bag farming: Things to remember to ensure good yield

As grow bag farming is a trend now, farmers have to be more careful about its drawbacks too. Cultivating same crop repeatedly can affect ..


Jasmine price touches Rs 2500 per kg but production remains low due to climate change

Palakkad: The price of jasmine flowers has risen to Rs 2500 per kilogram but flowers are not available. The incessant frost in early ..

Ramadas in his paddy field

'Krishna Kamod' emits fragrance of success for Ramadas

Koothuparamba (Kannur): Mambaram native Ramadas Ponnambath is reaping gold by growing the rare paddy variety Krishna Kamod. This paddy ..

peanut butter

Lemon vine, baraba, peanut butter, mahkota dewa; it's foreign fruit season in Kerala

The foreign fruit plants have started bearing fruits in Kerala. The fruits of lemon vine, baraba, mahkota dewa and peanut butter plants ..


Bitterless bitter gourd Kantola to be new trend in kitchen garden

Kantola, the bitterless variety of bitter gourd, has become popular among Keralites. The vegetable, also known as spiny gourd, belongs ..

Barbari goats

Beautiful, friendly, high immunity; Barbari goats poach hearts of people easily

Barbari goats are known for their beauty and friendly nature. They easily get used to the climate of Kerala and have high immunity ..


Now is the time to plant 'Kanivellari'

February-March is the season of cucumber. It can be continued till May if the land is water permeable. Kanivellari is prepared ahead ..


Beetroot can be grown in Kerala by sowing seeds suitable for climate

Thrissur: The centre for high-tech horticulture and precision farming under the Kerala Agricultural University in Mannuthy has proved ..

Seema Ratheesh in her watermelon farm

School teacher grows organic watermelons; gets higher price for fresh fruit

Periya (Kasaragod): A teacher in Chalingal Meengoth here is managing her tight schedule to find time for watermelon cultivation. Seema ..

Vietnam Early Super

This church priest imparts value of agriculture in his jackfruit village

Palakkad: Devotees and visitors who come to St Francis Xavier Forane church are greeted by large jackfruit trees carrying fruits. Fr ..


Teacher and toddy tapper start quail farm on rooftop to survive COVID crisis

Idukki: When the COVID crisis affected their means of income, a school teacher and a toddy tapper joined hands and started a new venture ..

Sindhu in her quail farm

Idukki woman, who earns Rs 50,000 from 15-cent land, bags Best Woman Farmer award

Cheruthoni (Idukki): A woman who fought all odds in life by farming in mere 15 cents of land and earned upto Rs 50,000 per month ..

Pepper coconut

Price of coconut, pepper soar; farmers in distress as production declines

Kelakam (Kannur): The price of raw coconut is on a record high in the recent times. Coconut is sold for Rs 40 per kilogram in the hilly ..


Hibiscus exported to over 20 countries; powdered dry flower fetches upto Rs 350

Though hibiscus or show flowers are very common in our gardens and compounds, very few people have identified its huge demand in the ..

State Vegetable Farm in Vandiperiyar

State Vegetable Farm to be opened for tourists

Vandiperiyar (Idukki): The State Vegetable Farm located at 62 Mile in Vandiperiyar here will soon be opened for tourists. Agriculture ..


Farmers in Kanthalloor excited as strawberry fetches Rs 500 per kg

Idukki: When strawberry harvesting started in Kanthalloor surviving climate change, the farmers were thrilled to see high demand for ..


Watermelon fetches Rs 25 per kg; farmers happy for good yield

Alappuzha: Before summer season, the farmers of Karappuram here started harvesting watermelon. As the big fruit fetched attractive ..

Bird of Paradise

'Bird of Paradise' adds beauty to gardens with ornamental flowers, leaves

Bird of Paradise is an ornamental plant native to South Africa. The plant got its name from the shape of its flower that resembles ..

Wild cat

Villagers relieved as 'leopard' that was killing poultry caught finally

Arimbur (Thrissur): For over a month, the people of Kaippilly were spending sleepless nights fearing a leopard that was wandering in ..

Sally in her jasmine garden

Cancer survivor reaps success through jasmine cultivation; earns Rs 1000 per day

Thrissur: Fighting odds in the life, a woman overcame all hardships through flower farming to become a model for people in similar ..

Sibichan George

Thrissur farmer harvests 63-kg weighing giant tapioca from single flowerbed

Thiruvilwamala (Thrissur): A giant tapioca was harvested from a single flowerbed here. The tapioca weighing 63-kilograms grew in ..

Pastor Jacob Joseph

Kerala's best vegetable farmer is Pastor Jacob Joseph

Eraviperoor (Pathanamthitta): Pastor Jacob Joseph who lent a helping hand to the poor also dedicated his life for farming. Now he has ..

Royal Karikku

Kozhikode duo's 'Royal Karikku' becomes a hit

Kochi: Amid the local tender coconuts, there is a ‘king’ wearing a robe and crown. The ‘Royal’ tender coconut ..

ആലുവയിലെ ഹരിതകീർത്തി

State Seed Farm wins ‘Haritha Keerthi’ award for the best Government farm

Aluva: Kerala government presented State Seed Farm in Aluva with ‘Haritha Keerthi’ award for the best Government farm ..

Ashwin Raj in his kitchen garden

School boy wins state award for nurturing kitchen garden

Porathissery (Thrissur): Ashwin Raj, a class 7 student, never takes farming as child’s play. With his hard work and passion for ..

Sheeja in her garden

Kollam woman makes garden at home, ends up winning state govt award

Kottiyam (Kollam): This year’s ‘Udyanashreshta’ award of the state government was bagged by Umayanalloor Perayam ..


Why Kalappara is called ‘Injippara’ now; Read and find out

Kothamangalam: As soon as harvest of ginger commences, Kalappara area gets crowded with labourers. They all will be busy bringing ginger ..


Conserving over 1500 rare plants in 'Lakshmi’s Atoll', Ramesh bags Vanamithra Award

Muthukulam (Alappuzha): Kandalloor Pullukulangara native K G Ramesh bagged the Vanamithra Award of the state government for his love ..


'Baby couple' makes Rs 4.5 lakh per year; no loss from dairy, poultry farms

Kottayam: Ponkunnam native M D Baby and his wife Baby V Nair are happy to take care of the birds and animals on their house compound ..

Veena and Vijith

Couple runs organic farm with rare flowers, vegetables, cows, ducks; visual treat for passersby

Haripad (Alappuzha): A garden near the national highway at Danappady here offers a visual treat for people with a wide variety of flowers ..


Alappuzha farmer harvests 500 kg shallot from 50-cent sandy plot

Alappuzha: Young farmer has proved that shallot can be successfully cultivated in sand soil. S P Sujith from Cheruvaranam leased 50 ..

Gopalakrishnan and Chinnamma

Entry only for birds, animals and they love it

Thrissur: There are many varieties of fruits on the 1-acre forest nurtured by Gopalakrishnan of Mannamangalam here. But none of them ..

Joshy near biofloc farm

Palakkad farmer manages paddy, fruits, chicken, duck, mushroom, fish farms on 6 acre

Palakkad: Pattanchery native P G Joshy, a building contractor, decided to help his father with paddy farming five years ago. But now ..

water apple

Champakka wasted on large scale; no scheme to make value added products

Cherupuzha (Kannur): Water apple trees (Champakka) can be commonly found in many households in the hilly range. Though the families ..


Pineapple price drops to Rs 10 per kg; farmers in distress

Kothamangalam (Ernakulam): The hostile weather and the price drop have given a tough time for the pineapple farmers in the state. Though ..

Sameer in his farm

Gulf returnee grows green gram; expects high yield

Vadanappally (Thrissur): Thrithallur native Sameer Rauf, a Gulf returnee, planted green gram two months ago. Now the farm is ready ..

Minister Sunil Kumar at Philip k Chacko's farm

Agri minister visits MBA holder who quit manager post to become organic farmer

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): Minister for Agriculture V S Sunil Kumar visited an MBA holder who quit his manager post in a plantation company ..

Aloe vera

Aloe vera plant in herbal garden can make you self-sufficient in healthcare

After the lockdown, more people have started cultivating vegetables at home to be self-reliant. In order to be self-sufficient in healthcare, ..

Suresh Kumar in farm

Farming is life for this panchayat president; makes a farm in 4.5-acre barren land

Thiruvananthapuram: Suresh Kumar sworn in as the president of Maranalloor panchayat, but he has no plans to leave his farm. He started ..


Tamarind exported to over 60 countries; endless benefits from all parts

Tamarind and its seeds are major ingredients in many sectors including food, medicine and textile industries. Tamarind products have ..

Rineesh Kumar at vegetable garden in school

Teacher grows vegetables on school roof during lockdown; plans to supply produce to students

Balussery (Kozhikode): Though the students could not come to the school due to the COVID lockdown, a teacher was busy cultivating vegetables ..