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 ..

Rajashree
50 types of water lilies, 60 types of moss roses... Engineer couple grows a paradise at home
Grapes
Young farmer grows grapes in hill range; harvests 40 kg in 1 month
Ajith in his orchard
With over 200 varieties of foreign and local fruits, this orchard attracts many
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 ..

Vegetable garden

Let's make a vegetable garden at home this summer

Summer is the ideal time for vegetable cultivation. When sunlight is available in plenty, we can utilise it maximum for making a kitchen ..

Drumstick

How to improve yield of drumstick tree?

Drumstick tree aka Moringa is a crop that has many peculiarities. The plant prefers summer and drought. It tries to reduce evaporation ..

Long Beans

Safe and simple remedies to get rid of aphids from long beans

Aphid or plant louse is the major enemy of long beans. They rest on the tender shoots of long beans and multiply rapidly killing the ..

Strawberry

Rs 400 per kg; strawberry harvest begins in Munnar

Munnar: Attracting tourists, strawberry harvest commenced in Munnar. The fruits cultivated on five-acre land of Horticorp at Munnar-Graham’s ..

Tulsi

Medicinal herb, organic fly trap; Tulsi is ideal plant for herbal garden

Holy basil aka tulsi is known for its medicinal properties. It can boost immunity and protect health. The holy basil plant with dark ..

Women farmers

Three 'musketeers' who successfully grew winter vegetables on leased land

Venjaramoodu (Thiruvananthapuram): Three women farmers from Pullambara are scaling new heights in vegetable cultivation blazing a trail ..

Seedless watermelon

35 tonnes of seedless watermelon from 1 hectare land; stunning yield through precision farming

The Vegetable Science wing of Kerala Agricultural University planted watermelon in one hectare land and harvested 35 tonnes of fruits ..

Coffee bloom

Coffee plants bloom in high range again giving tough time to farmers

Upputhara (Idukki): The coffee plants which had bloomed in high range about one and a half months ago have bloomed again. Following ..

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 first cultivated in the Kole fields of Thrissur ..

Broccoli

Alappuzha woman successfully grows broccoli in sandy soil

Alappuzha: A woman has successfully cultivated broccoli in sandy soil. Kanjikkuzhi native Asha Shaiju planted broccoli in 600 flowerbeds ..

Wire mesh tower

Potato can be grown without soil in limited space; know about wire mesh tower method

Cultivating potato in kitchen garden is not as hard as it sounds. Potato farming does not require much space and not even soil. We ..

Aseem in his farm

Man starts dairy farm amid COVID crisis; now owns 16 cows, gets over 200 litre milk per day

Palode (Thiruvananthapuram): When the COVID crisis affected his livelihood, young writer and NRI Aseem Pallivila switched his career ..

Cashew

Dropping price of cashew nut puts farmers in crisis

Iritty (Kannur): The farmers are concerned over the dropping price of cashew nut. The price has not increased even one month after ..

Anilkumar in his farm

Differently abled farmer turns 3-acre rocky land into rich farm through hardwork

Kelakam (Kannur): Those who love farming can overcome any limitations, proves Anilkumar, a differently abled farmer. Anilkumar lost ..

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 ..

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

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 ..