Paper Title
Improvement of Red Chilipepper Production in Dry Land Area through Introduction of High Yielding Variety

Red chili pepper is one of the horticultural crops that have high economic value. Red chili pepper plants have a high tolerance to environmental changes, so this plant can be planted in the lowlands to the highlands and can grow and produce in the rainy season and dry season. Development of Red chili pepper on dry land, especially dry land is one of the efforts to increase production considering the potential land for pepper cultivation is reduced. The planting of red chili pepper in dry land must be balanced with the application of technology to minimize the risk of failure, given the different cultivated land conditions with potential land. The one component of technology that influenced in increasing the production of red chili pepper is the use of improved varieties. The purpose of this study is to study the use of red chilipepper varieties in dry land and to inform that the use of improved varieties is able to increase the growth and production of red pepper at the farm level. The study was conducted from March to June 2016 in Sengir Hamlet, Sumberharjo Village, Prambanan Subdistrict on 5,000 m farmer's land, using study method of two varieties of red chili pepper, Kencana variety and local variety and two cultivation technology, that is recommended technology and farmer's way. The results showed that Kencana varieties production reached 4.14 tons/ha higher than local varieties which only reached 1.42 tons/ha. The results of the analysis show that adaptive Kencana varieties in dry land and can increase become one of the solutions to increase the production of red pepper in dry land. Keywords - Red Pepper, Varieties, Introduction, Dry Land