terrace farming

Dragon fruit, lemon, ginger, tapioca, banana... Former expat turns terrace a rich farm

Koodal (Pathanamthitta): A man who returned after many years of expat life has turned ..

Areca nut
Areca nut price touches Rs 430 per kg; highest price in 25 years
Mangosteen
Simple solutions to avoid gamboge in mangosteen
Giant bunch of banana
Six-feet-tall banana bunch weighing 65 kg pulls crowd in Kozhikode
agriculture

Purple yam weighing 300 kg, tapioca of 100 kg; growing giant crops is fun for this farmer

Kottayam: Karukachal native Thomaskutty finds his farm as a laboratory. The giant crops he grew in his farm will make anyone amazed ..

Ananthu in his farm

TVM youth harvests 50 kg okra per day, proves farming gives decent income

Thiruvananthapuram: Though Naruvamoodu native Ananthu R is a BCom graduate, he is passionate about agriculture. After completing SSLC, ..

Rambutan

Farmer cultivates rambutan on 1.5 acre wasteland, harvests 2000 kg fruits

Kannur: When a young farmer bought 1.5-acre land near Kottakkunnu at Peralam in Kannur 14 years ago, many tried to discourage him ..

indoor plants

Lockdown boosted love for plants; TVM lady makes income through indoor plants

Before lockdown, Thiruvananthapuram Pattom native Anila Binoj was busy with writing, reading and anchoring. But when the pandemic caused ..

Tallest yam plant

12-ft-tall yam plant pulls crowd in Kasaragod; farmer tries to bag world record

Vellarikkundu (Kasaragod): Grabbing eyeballs, an elephant foot yam plant has grown to a height of over 12 feet here. The giant ..

arrowroot

Kozhikode man grows arrowroot on 4 acres of land; receives order from Australia

Kozhikode: Koodaranji native Abraham aka Appachan is scripting a success saga through arrowroot farming which can be cultivated at ..

Varghese in his Cocoa farm

Cocoa beans from Manimala exported to US; dream come true moment for Varghese

Manimala (Kottayam): It was dream come true moment for K J Varghese aka Monayi as dry cocoa beans were exported to US from Manimala ..

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 ..

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, ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

farming

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 ..

kappa

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 ..

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 ..

papaya

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 ..