The brothers' farm

Brothers reap success through integrated farming in Kakkadampoyil

Thiruvambadi: Two brothers hailing from Kakkadampoyil have created a paradise of ..

Arinellikka star gooseberry
'Arinellikka' plant not giving fruits yet? A few tips...
Cardamom
Cardamom farmers in distress as untimely rains cause diseases
Hibiscus
Man who grows hibiscus on 10-acre land shares tips to make value-added products
Abhilash involved in farming

Wild animal menace: Kollam villagers forced to take up roof top farming

Achenkovil (Kollam): There are only a few houses in Kollam’s Achenkovil village where rooftop farming cannot be spotted. They ..

rollinia fruit

Kannur farmer successfully grows exotic fruit 'Rollinia'

Exotic fruit plant Rollinia also known as wild sweetsop cultivated in the hilly area of Kannur has bore fruits surprising the farmer ..

yam

Farmer harvests 43 kilograms of elephant foot yam after trying soilless method

Kunnamangalam (Kozhikode): A farmer harvested 43 kilograms of elephant foot yam after he cultivated in soilless method. Cherukulathoor ..

Tapioca

Kottayam family harvests 2-metre-long giant tapioca weighing 10 kg

Kothanalloor (Kottayam): When the tapioca planted in Kothanalloor native Jain Joseph’s compound was harvested, the family members ..

Punganur cattle

Cute and short Punganur dwarf cow in Thrissur household steals hearts

Thrissur: Thanikkudam native K Hareesh, a teacher, found Punganur dwarf cow after searching for a cow breed that can be reared in his ..

Rabi in farm

Visually challenged farmer never fails to find the way; continues farming for 40 yrs

Parassala (Thiruvananthapuram): Karali native T Rabi is blazing a trail for the visually challenged people as he overcame visual impairment ..

Joseph with Gangabondam dwarf coconut tree

Selling over 50,000 saplings every year, Joseph turns promoter of dwarf coconut trees

Thopramkudy (Idukki): Perumthotti native Joseph is known for selling most number of dwarf coconut trees in Idukki district. He sells ..

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 his rooftop and house premises a paradise of ..

Areca nut

Areca nut price touches Rs 430 per kg; highest price in 25 years

Nilambur: The price of areca nut is skyrocketing when compared to previous times. The price touched Rs 430 per kilogram giving hope ..

Mangosteen

Simple solutions to avoid gamboge in mangosteen

Mangosteen fruits are affected with gamboge which causes a major blow in the fruit sales. Gamboge occurs when the amount of calcium ..

Giant bunch of banana

Six-feet-tall banana bunch weighing 65 kg pulls crowd in Kozhikode

Perumanna (Kozhikode): A giant bunch of banana that grew in a house compound at Puthoormadam here is pulling the crowd. The bunch ..

Amalu Sinoy

Little farmers who made kitchen gardens honoured by Agri Dept

Kumarakom: The Department of Agriculture is encouraging the new generation to love farming. As part of this, the government has honoured ..

Gracious Benjamin

Passionate about farming and reading, TVM man pens 240 books

Vizhinjam (Thiruvananthapuram): A man who loves literature and agriculture alike continues winning honours for his passion. Kottukal ..

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 ..