Guayacán INIA a durum wheat cultivar Triticum turgidum var. durum for the Central Zone of Chile

Ignacio Ramírez A.1, René Cortázar S., Ernesto Hacke E., Denise Granger Z. y Mireya Zerené Z.

Guayacán INIA is an spring durum wheat cultivar selected in 1992 by the Wheat Project at the Regional Research Center La Platinafrom advanced material introduced from CIMMYT. During 1993 to 1995 was tested in advanced regional yield trials in severallocations. Is a high yielding, medium height semidwarf wheat with excellent test weight. Guayacán IN lA is resistant to Puccinia striiformis and P. recondita and tolerant to BYDV. It has good pasta quality with superior gluten index and gluten color.

Keywords: wheat, durum, spring wheat, yield, resistance, quality.
1 Centro Regional de Investigación La Platina (INIA), Casilla 439, Correo 3, Santiago, Chile.