The University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad, Karnataka, has developed two chilli varieties, GPC-82 and KDC-1. The GPC-82 is tolerant to thrips and mites and can yield 15 tonnes of green chilli per hectare. The KDC-1 can tolerate leaf curl complex and can give an average yield of tonnes per hectare in irrigated conditions. It can be grown as dry chilli in Kharif and as vegetable chilli during the Rabi season.
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