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 ..

Annamma Trub
At 72, organic farming is passion for this Keralite nurse who returned from Switzerland
Seema Ratheesh in her watermelon farm
School teacher grows organic watermelons; gets higher price for fresh fruit
Ashin
Siblings turn lockdown holidays productive with agriculture, craftwork
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 ..

Sajeev in farm

Man scripts success in organic farming; grows multiple vegetables in 80-cent land

Kollam: Kilikollur native Sajeev is scripting a success saga through organic vegetable farming. He manages to do all chores related ..

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Amy and her kitchen garden

Plashanal (Kottayam): Amy Thalanani, a class 4 student, is happy for getting a good yield from her farm which she started during the ..

organic vegetables

Merchants in Thalassery initiate organic farming, sell produce for fair price

Thalassery: The merchants in Thalassery are trying their hand in organic farming. They thought of cultivation when the arrival of vegetables ..

Organic farming

Organic solution for improving immunity of plants

Kothamangalam (Ernakulam): The farmers in Pindimana here organised training session to make ‘Vrikshayurveda Haritha Kashayam’ ..

Kannan in his farm

Fan of traditional organic farming method, this farmer never eyes only profit

Pathanamthitta: Kurampala native Kannan is really proud to be a farmer. When doctors, engineers and lawyers fixed emblems that indicate ..

Sasidharan making organic trays

Retired teacher makes organic plant trays using plantain leaves to germinate seeds

Sreekandapuram (Kannur): A retired teacher is making organic plant trays using plantain leaves to germinate seeds. Sreekandapuram ..

Jayalakshmi meeting minister

Class 10 girl gifts agriculture minister organic vegetables produced in her garden

Pandalam (Pathanamthitta): A young farmer visited Minister for Agriculture V S Sunil Kumar carrying a basket full of organic vegetables ..

agriculture

Retd bank manager turns organic farmer; manages vegetables, paddy, fish, dairy farms

After retiring as bank manager last year, Palakkad Koottanad native Ramachandran did not think of wasting his time for relaxing. Instead, ..

Mohanlal

When Mohanlal turned into an 'organic farmer' in real life

Actor Mohanlal took to social media the other day and shared pictures from the organic farm in his house. The beautiful photos of the ..

Chinese potato

Chinese potato gains popularity; monsoon is ideal to start cultivation

As Chinese potatoes mostly depend on monsoon, this is the ideal time to start cultivating the tuber crop. Though smaller in size, the ..

Betel farming

Betel leaves can offer livelihood, proves Malappuram farmer

Pookottumpadam (Malappuram): “If we take care of betel leaves, it can offer a livelihood,” said Amarambalam native Sunny, ..

Curry Leaves

Forest dept staff grows curry leaf plants in organic method, gives saplings for free

Chakkarakallu (Kannur): In an attempt to produce pesticide-free fresh curry leaves, Kudukkimetta native G Manoj is cultivating ..

vegetable

Vegetables cultivated in 1,000 sacks on rocky land; farmer expects Rs 60,000 as profit

Palakkad: On a 40-cent rocky land at Pazhambalacode here, long beans and okra are growing fast in 1,000 plastic sacks filled with soil ..

Chethikoduveli

Agriculture dept experiments with 'Chethikoduveli' to solve wild boar menace

The Agriculture department's farm at Karimbam in Kannur has come up with an organic way to get rid of wild boars that destroy ..

Pest control

Organic pesticide 'Raksha' comes to the rescue of farmers

Neeleswaram (Kasaragod): Pest menace is a major challenge faced by farmers. An organic solution for this issue has been developed by ..

Anas Nassar

Young entrepreneur shows how plants flourish in soilless potting mix

There are many people who grow ornamental plants inside households. Many of them are likely to face issues of slow growth of plants ..

Krishna Prasad

Used elephant dung as fertilizer; now this man harvests 500 kg vegetables on alternate days

Alappuzha: CPI leader and Elephant Owners Association president G Krishna Prasad focused on agriculture during the COVID lockdown period ..

Vegetable

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 ..

Agriculture

Retd engineer spends lockdown in vegetable farm; gets attractive yield now

Paravoor (Ernakulam): A one-man farming venture started during the lockdown has now given a stunning yield. MD Rappai, who retired ..

Antony planting pepper vines

Farmer experiments by giving 'pillar' support to pepper vines

Kasaragod: Farmer Antony never claims about the success but only focuses on experiments. The 64-year-old is of the opinion that if ..

beans

How 'beans' became lucky charm for tribal colony inmates of Munnar

Munnar: It is time for harvest at the beans farm in Kundala Sandoz Colony here. The inmates of the colony who belongs to Muthuvan ..

passion fruit

Retired soldier turns his 5-acre rubber estate into passion fruit farm

A retired soldier and Kottayam native Joseph Louis Kavalam has made his life ‘sweeter’ by cultivating passion fruit on ..

Yami Gautam

Actress Yami Gautam to explore new methods of organic farming in hometown

Mumbai: Actress Yami Gautam will be going back to her hometown in Himachal Pradesh to explore new methods of organic farming to minimalize ..

Pradeep's organic farm

Dream come true moment for farmer as organic vegetables for Onam survive rain havoc

Kundara: It was a dream come true moment for Kanjirakode native Pradeep when his organic crops survived the rain havoc. Okra, snake ..

Nanniyode organic village

Organic village in Nanniyode all set to harvest fresh veggies for Onam

The Onam markets will be rich with fresh organic vegetables produced by the farmers of over 50 regions in Nanniyode village in Thiruvananthapuram ..

Onakkodi to organic farmer

Kasaragod Collector honours organic farmer by gifting ‘Onakkodi’

Kasaragod: District Collector Dr. D. Sajith Babu gifted ‘Onakkodi (Onam special new dress) to farmer K. J. Sabu who dedicated ..

Fr. Yohannan Yoseph at his farm

Here’s a priest who treasures fresh produce for all at his ‘Bethlehem’

Preserving the goodness of nature for the future generation, a church priest has proved what we can do for tomorrow. Bishop Mar Yohannan ..

grapes

Remove toxins from grapes this way

Grapes are nutritious, delicious and gorgeous at the same time. The demand for has escalated in the hot summer like all other fruits ..

coconut

Coconut-buttermilk solution to prevent plant diseases, boost flowering

In order to prevent plant diseases and boost flowering, we can try coconut-buttermilk solution which is easy to prepare and is best ..

rice water

Keep some rice water (Kanjivellam); Save your vegetables from pests

Rice porridge or gruel is a common healthy light food in Kerala. It is made by boiling rice with plenty of water. Though it is consumed ..

Elelphant

Elephant dung compost: A good choice for organic farmers

Elephant, the biggest animal on land, has been used for many purposes by human beings. But how many of us know that elephant dung also ..

plant

'Amrita Jalam' for crops to boost production

The soil has to be nourishing, air and water permeable and water absorbent in order to enhance productivity. Also presence of microbes ..

Dhaincha

‘Communist Pacha’ can be used as effective manure

Some of the weeds which farmers consider as a curse can actually be a boon, if wisely utilized. Weeds can be turned into effective ..

Tricho cake

Tricho Cake – an affordable shield for grow bag farming

Plant diseases always attack the crops and result in huge loss. Even when the plants are grown in grow bags, the diseases never fail ..

Drumstick leaves

Drumstick leaves extract as organic growth hormone for plants

When the plants in out gardens fail to flourish or bear fruit in the right time, most of us take resort to growth hormones. However, ..

shallot

Shallot peel solution for insect menace

The peel and outer layers of shallot onion and garlic can be used as effective pesticides in organic farming. Collect the peel and ..

farm

Expat invests in organic farm; gains profit within 4 yrs

An expatriate has proved the effectiveness of organic farming by producing long beans, okra, cucumber, tubers, pineapple, plantain ..

Banana peel

Banana peel as a growth booster for plants

Banana peel is usually thrown away carelessly to the dust bin. In fact, banana peel can be used as a perfect manure for the kitchen ..

Brinjal

Brinjal: The low-cost, easy-to-grow crop for all climates

Brinjal is a vegetable that is available in a variety of colors and shapes. Its biggest advantage is that it can be cultivated in all ..

long beans

8th std boy harvests 800 kg long beans from 10-cent land

Abhilal, a student of 8th standard, finds his pocket money by farming with his father. He is the son of Perinthalmanna Pulamanthol ..

Pests on plant

Get rid of pests with these simple tricks

The attack of pests and insects is always a headache for those who maintain a kitchen garden. We can try some simple ideas to eliminate ..

Potato

Come on, let’s grow potato at home

Potato is an inevitable item in our cuisine. It is one of the most cultivated tubers. Also, potato is a rich source of vitamin C, B6, ..

long beans

Long beans for beginners in farming

Many of the beginners in farming start with long beans or asparagus beans as the first crop in their garden. This crop is not only ..