Gopalakrishna Pillai

This former bank manager from Alappuzha is among the top 10 farmers in India

Alappuzha: A former bank manager in Pathiyoor panchayat here has been selected as ..

Spinach in pipe
Thrissur family cultivates spinach, Chinese potato in pipe
Baby corn
Farmer successfully harvests corn grown as intercrop, now ready for Onam sales
Engineering graduates
Without waiting for white-collar job, engineering graduates start farming on unused land

'Thakara' gains popularity among leafy greens; huge demand in market

Sickle senna which is locally called 'Thakara' was only a weed on the roadsides and compounds till recently. However, the plant ..


Nutrient-rich leafy green for kitchen garden; meet Basella aka Malabar spinach

Basella or Malabar spinach is a leafy green that can be easily grown in the kitchen garden. It does not require much care and maintenance ..


Photographer makes kitchen garden, creates album of his success saga

Thrissur: After giving some rest to his camera during the lockdown, photographer Baburaj Porathissery took a spade in hand. Within ..

Babu Jacob in his lemon farm

1000 kg lemon from 14 trees; Kottayam man cuts rubber trees in 2 acre to start lemon farm

Though not many farmers would think of cultivating lemon on a large scale, Kottayam Pala native Babu Jacob decided to give it a try ..

Floating farm in houseboat

Man turns houseboat into 'floating farm'

Alappuzha: A man has proved that even a houseboat can be turned into a farm. Thathampally native Jose Arattumpally cultivated vegetables ..


Agriculture assistant cultivates 4 varieties of paddy seeds in land unused for 30 yrs

Palakkad: An agriculture assistant is not merely responsible for advising the farmers about cultivation. Abdul Khader, the agriculture ..

Rajmohan's vegetable garden

Retired bank manager tells how to convert rooftop into a vegetable-fruit garden

Thiruvananthapuram Petta native K Rajmohan has blazed a trail by setting up a rich vegetable and fruit garden on his house terrace ..

Trick to avoid wild boar

Tired of wild boar attack, farmer grows vegetables on wooden pillar

Kattappana (Idukki): Wild boars always pose threat to farmers as they often destroy crops. But a farmer has introduced a unique method ..

Sword Beans

Easy to grow, tasty to eat; plant sword beans in your kitchen garden

A delicious and nutritious vegetable, sword beans, got its name due to its shape like a sword. It is locally known as 'Valamara' ..


Vegetable, fruit cultivation begins in Munnar plantations

Munnar (Idukki): Even before the government announced their policy that fruits can be cultivated in plantations, the farmers in Munnar ..

Success Stories

Papaya, banana, vegetables in 1 acre; farming in sandy soil becomes successful

Alappuzha: A government employee who worked hard in the sandy soil during the lockdown has now reaped gold for his efforts. Kanjikkuzhi ..


Following organic method, this lady grows vegetable garden on terrace, fruit garden in backyard

Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvallam native Priya Santhosh was interested in agriculture from a very early age. She also maintained a small ..


After art forms, agriculture also finds place in Kerala Kalamandalam

Cheruthuruthi (Thrissur): Now Kerala Kalamandalam is not only a centre of arts, but house of agriculture too. Just like they take care ..


Vegetables from all over the world flourish in Omana's garden

Thrissur: Showing her wonderful garden of vegetables, fruits and flowers, Omana said that agriculture is what keeps her alive. Multiple ..

vegetables on power line

Vegetables can grow on power lines too; locals 'shocked' to see

Panayoor (Palakkad): If there is a will, vegetables can grow anywhere, be it farm, flowerpot or electric post. This has been proved ..

Readymade seedbeds

Green Army introduces readymade seedbeds for farmers in Vadakkanchery

Vadakkanchery (Thrissur): The frequent visit of wild animals was causing a headache for the farmers when they prepare the paddy seedbeds ..

Asha worker making vegetable garden

Asha worker makes organic vegetable garden on rocky land in Idukki

Kattappana (Idukki): Normally seeds do not sprout on rocks and even if they do, the plants fail to grow much. But an Asha worker (Accredited ..


Even at 74, this man from Kozhikode is never tired of farming

Kozhikode: Even at 74, Meppayyur native Gopalan does not like to sit idle at home. He is active with fish farming, poultry farming ..

Siju and Sijo in their farm

Brothers quit engineering, marketing careers to start farming in Thrissur

Thrissur: When two brothers, one engineer and another marketing professional, left their white collar jobs and started farming, people ..

കളിക്കളത്തോട് തത്‌കാലം വിട; ഈ കളിക്കാർ ഇപ്പോൾ കൃഷിയിടത്തിലാണ്

Football players turn farmers in Malappuram

Malappuram: A group of youth in Vallikunnu A1 Arts and Sports Club has proven that they can work hard as farmers apart from playing ..


10.5 feet long bunch of banana emerges on 11.5 feet tall plant in Kottayam

Kottayam: A different variety of banana called Pisang Seribu or Musa 1000 Fingers is pulling crowd at the farm of Ponkunnam native ..

Snake Gourd Farming (Padavalam)

10 tips to boost yield of snake gourd

The vegetable farmers might have faced the problem of low yield of snake gourd which causes them loss. But we can improve yield with ..


Heard of 'Kangkong', the powerhouse of nutrients?

Kangkong spinach or water spinach is a rich source of various vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. This leafy green is often unnoticed ..


Keralite grows grapes in Sharjah; proves farming possible even in desert land

A Malayali man has created an oasis in the desert land of Sharjah challenging hot climate. Sudheesh Guruvayur never gets tried of farming ..


Attractive profit from 'noni' fruit; syrup fetches Rs 1200 per litre

The Keralites have started realising the value of noni fruit which usually grows in marshlands. A farmers' collective named Nelkrishi ..

Farmer tills farm due to price fall

Huge loss due to price fall; farmer tills brinjal farm with tractor in Palakkad

Chittur (Palakkad): With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting the market, the price of crops nosedived. Facing huge loss, Samapath, a farmer ..


'Subhiksha Keralam' scheme: Registration of farmers begins

During the COVID-19 crisis, the agriculture department is planning to implement various action plans with public participation in order ..

barrel farming

Farmers try barrel farming to stop waterlogging from affecting crops

Chengaloor (Thrissur): The farmers in Chengaloor are experimenting with barrel farming to fight waterlogging. As their vegetable farming ..

Metropolitan Thomas Mar Timotheos taking care of vegetable plants

Metropolitan starts farming during lockdown; now all set for harvest

Kottayam: The Metropolitan engaged in farming during the COVID lockdown period and is now all set to harvest the vegetables. Episcopal ..

Brinjal intercropping

Farmer shows how intercropping brinjal among coconut trees gives profit

Kozhinjampara (Palakkad): When farmer Thiruvenkidam started intercropping brinjal among coconut trees, he was only experimenting it ..

Rajasthan long beans

Rajasthan long beans variety flourishes in Kasaragod farmer's garden

Periya (Kasaragod): A different variety of long beans brought from Rajasthan gave stunning yield when it was cultivated here. Organic ..

Harris working in tapioca farm

Studio owner engages in farming work for survival during lockdown

Alathur (Palakkad): After keeping his camera safe, Pathanapuram native Harris went straight to join the labourers who pluck jackfruits ..

Karinchapadi watermelon

Malappuram's own brand 'Karinchapadi watermelon' gains popularity

Malappuram: People of Malappuram are not mere consumers of watermelon brought from other states during the Eid season, but they have ..


Tips to collect top quality seeds of vegetables

Many people have turned to farming during the lockdown period. Since many of them are beginners who tried their hand at farming to ..

ലോക്ഡൗണിൽ വെറുതേയിരിക്കേണ്ട  : പച്ചക്കറി കൃഷിക്ക് ക്ഷണിച്ച് പുളിക്കീഴ് ബ്ലോക്ക്

Pulikkeezhu block panchayat invites people for farming during lockdown

Thiruvalla: Pulikkeezhu block panchayat has come up with the idea of encouraging vegetable farming in one’s household. They ..


Spinach price at Rs 120 per kg; Boost for farmers, shock for buyers

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): After onion, shallot and drumstick, spinach is has also been added to the list of expensive vegetables. The ..


Tamarind price shoots up; Rs 30 for 1kg leaves, Rs 190 for fruit

Thrissur: As the price of tamarind leaves shot up to Rs 30 per kilogram, the tamarind farm owners in Tamil Nadu are earning well from ..


Larger, juicier and seedless; 'Malaysian citric lemon' conquers high range in Kerala

A new variety of lemon known as Malaysian citric lemon has found its place in the high range in Kerala. Idukki Kanjikuzhi native ..


‘Achacha’ comes all the way from Bolivia to orchards in Kerala

Achachairu or achacha is a plant indigenous to the tropical country Bolivia but is suitable for the Kerala climate also. It has been ..

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 ..


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 ..

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 ..


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 ..


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 ..