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KHP-10 -- A new red rice variety for Mid Lands in Rainfed ecosystem of Hill zone of Karnataka

Keywords: Rice , red rice , variety , Karnataka

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KHP-10 was found most promising in multilocation trials during 2002 to 2006 at ZARS-Mudigere, ARS-Sirsi, Ponnampet andMadikeri. It recorded 25% and 23% increased grain yield over recommended checks KHP-2 and IET-7191 respectively. Thevariety has also recorded 9% higher grain yield than local check IET-7191 in farmers field tested in four districts in the zone.KHP-10 is tall non-lodging plant stature and tolerance to leaf and neck blast compared to the checks. The variety has semicompactpanicle with intermediate thresh-ability and grains are medium bold with red kennel. Farmers prefer this varietybecause of its tall plant stature, higher grain yield, non-lodging and bold red kernel with higher market pri


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