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Neptuno-INIA, an oat cultivar (Avena sativa L.) with high industrial quality.

Edmundo Beratto M.1 y Rudy Rivas P.1

Neptuno-INIA is an alternative oat cultivar obtained from a cross between Nehuén-INIA and Urano-INIA oat cultivars carried out in 1989 at the Carillanca Regional Research Center, National Agricultural Research Institute, located in Temuco, Chile. Neptuno-INIA has been included in yield trials since 1996. It has a good yield (7.01 t ha-1), and especially good industrial (4.93 t ha-1) and milling (1.42) yields, as well as a high protein content (12.87%) and groat percentage (70.5%). Furthermore, this cultivar is resistant to powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis DC. f. sp. avenae Em. Marchal (Erysiphe graminis DC. f. sp. avenae Em. Marchal).

Key words: yield, industrial yield, milling yield, groat oat.

1 Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Centro Regional de Investigación Carillanca, Casilla 58-D, Temuco, Chile. E-mail: eberatto@inia.cl.

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