Pokkali rice

Pokkali rice: Plans afoot to restore the past glory

Though agriculture was part of the culture of our state once, not many are interested ..

Sri Lanka farm
Is Sri Lanka's experience in organic farming a lesson for Kerala?
‘ദി ആർക്ക്‘ എന്ന : കുമ്പളങ്ങി ഹൗസ്
The Arc, a house adorned by ash gourds in Kottayam
വനിതകൾ കൈകോർത്തു;: തരിശുഭൂമിയിൽ പച്ചക്കറിവിപ്ലവം
Organic farming: Women craft ‘vegetable revolution’ on land left uncultivated for years
farming

Landless farmers successfully cultivate paddy in leased land in Palakkad

Thirumittakode: The farmers of Thirumittakode are cultivating paddy even if they do not possess own land. In villages like Rayamangalam, ..

Jaffar Babu in his farm

Over 200 varieties of exotic fruits adorn Jaffar's terrace

Malappuram: Nowadays a lot of people are indulged in terrace farming. Jaffar Babu, a native of Valanchery, stands out among them by ..

ലോക്ഡൗണിൽ ഡോക്ടർ കൃഷിക്കാരനായി

Medico turns farmer amid lockdown, gets 2600 eggs, 120 kg vegetables daily

Alappuzha: Dr Arun Kumar has turned an epitome of hard work and dedication as a farmer amid the lockdown. His small farm has been producing ..

Organic farm of MLA

Ex-MLA grows organic vegetable farm as lockdown halts public events

Udma (Kasaragod): Former MLA K Kunhiraman need not buy any vegetables to prepare Onam special feast this year. Spinach, long beans, ..

Tapioca plants

CTCRI in TVM obtains patent for organic pesticide developed from tapioca leaves

Thiruvananthapuram: The ICAR - Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) in Srekariyam here has obtained patent for an organic ..

Farm

Farm Task Force reaps success through ancient organic farming method, shares secrets

Kozhikode: A farm task force in Olavanna here has successfully cultivated over 2000 okra plants on a barren land by following the traditional ..

Chilli plant

Ways to prevent leaf curl disease in chilli plants

Chilli plant is often infected with leaf curl disease which affects production. Leaf curl is a viral disease. Aphids and white flies ..

Spinach

Grow spinach in kitchen garden organically

While cultivating spinach, fertilisers have a great role in ensuring its growth. So, the farmers have to pay attention since planting ..

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 ..

Mohanlal

Mohanlal shares glimpses of his organic farming during lockdown

Mollywood superstar Mohanlal treated his fans with a video of his organic farm at home. He has been engaged in organic farming for ..

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 ..

Cow dung cake

Cow dung, elephant dung, goat manure, ash... Organic fertilisers are now a click away

Kottayam: The common things we find in our households and surroundings are now available on e-commerce websites in a different getup ..

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 ..

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 ..

Seema Ratheesh in her watermelon farm

School teacher grows organic watermelons; gets higher price for fresh fruit

Periya (Kasaragod): A teacher in Chalingal Meengoth here is managing her tight schedule to find time for watermelon cultivation. Seema ..

Ashin

Siblings turn lockdown holidays productive with agriculture, craftwork

Muzhappilangad (Kannur): When most of the children preferred to enjoy the unexpected holidays due to COVID lockdown, Akhina and Ashin ..

Veena and Vijith

Couple runs organic farm with rare flowers, vegetables, cows, ducks; visual treat for passersby

Haripad (Alappuzha): A garden near the national highway at Danappady here offers a visual treat for people with a wide variety of flowers ..

Minister Sunil Kumar at Philip k Chacko's farm

Agri minister visits MBA holder who quit manager post to become organic farmer

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): Minister for Agriculture V S Sunil Kumar visited an MBA holder who quit his manager post in a plantation company ..

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 ..

kitchen garden

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 ..