INIA Quilamapu - Biobío Region and Ñuble Region

Located in Chillán, the Quilamapu Regional Research Center stands as one of the largest in the country, welcoming 38 researchers who focus their activities on three guiding lines: Improvement and Genetic Resources; Emerging Technologies for Agriculture; and Sustainable Agriculture.

In its support to research, INIA Quilamapu has laboratories in Agroecology, Rice, Biotechnology, Chemical Ecology, Entomology, Phytopathology, Fruit Trees, Grain Legumes, Nematology, Genetic Resources, and Wheat.

It is also the headquarters of the National Laboratory of Soils and Plants INIA that receives and processes soil, compost and leaf samples from the south central zone of the country. It is also home to the Technological Center for Biological Control (CTCB), which conducts research on the control of agricultural and forest pests and diseases through chemical ecology, and the use of nematodes, entomopathogenic fungi, and predatory and parasitoid insects.

Important efforts have been made in the areas of Agricultural Transfer and Extension. It has 12 Technology Transfer Groups (GTT), conducting training and alliances with municipalities and companies.

In the area of technological inputs, it makes available to producers certified seeds, certified compost and entomopathogenic and parasitoid fungi for pest control.


  • Direction: Vicente Méndez Avenue 515, Chillán. See map
  • Telephone: (56) 42 220 6800
  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00.
Regional Authorities
Regional Director:
Rodrigo Avilés Rodríguez, raviles@www.inia.cl, (56) 42 220 6810
Regional Deputy Director Research and Development:
Luis Inostroza Fuentealba, linostroza@www.inia.cl, (56) 42 220 6810
Regional Deputy Director of Administration and Finance:
Fernando Mendoza Llanos, fmendoza@www.inia.cl, (56) 42 220 6812
Regional Head of People Management:
Paula Torres González, ptorres@www.inia.cl, (56) 42 220 6851
Regional Head of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit:
Fernando Garrido Pincheira, fgarrido@www.inia.cl, (56) 42 220 6880
Regional Head of the Technology Transfer and Linkage Unit:
Abelardo Villavicencio Poblete, avillavi@www.inia.cl (56) 42 220 6772
Regional Contacts
Communications Manager:
Hugo Rodríguez Alister, hrodrigu@www.inia.cl, (56) 42 220 6804
Head of the Parties Office:
Susana Sobarzo Salamanca, ssobarzo@www.inia.cl, (56) 42 220 6810
Experimental Centers 
INIA Humán Experimental Center
Address: Camino Antuco km 8 / Fundo Humán, Los Ángeles
Telephone: (56) 42 220 6790 - 42 220 6791
Contact: Christian Wolf S., christian.wolf@www.inia.cl

Located in Chillán, the Research Regional Center Quillamapu is one of the country's largest centers housing 38 researchers whose activities focus on three main guiding principles: Genetic Resources and Improvement, Emerging Agricultural Technologies, and Sustainable Agriculture.

In its support of research, INIA Quilamapu maintains laboratories in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Rice, Biotechnology, Chemical Ecology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Fruit, Grain legumes, Nematology, Genetic Resources, and Wheat.

INIA Quilamapu is also headquarters to the National Laboratory of Soil and Plant INIA which receives and processes sample soil, compost, and foliar from the south central area of the country. The Technology Center for Biological Control develops research in the control of agricultural and forestry plagues and diseases through chemical ecology and the use of nematodes, entomopathogenic fungi, and predators and parasitoids.

Significant efforts have been made in the areas of Transfers and Agricultural Extension. It relies on 12 Technology Transfer Groups (GTT), realizing training and partnerships with municipalities and companies.

In the area of technological inputs it makes available to producers certified seeds, certified compost, Entomopathogenic fungi, and parasitoids for plague control.

Contact:

  • Address: Vicente Méndez Avenue 515, Chillán
  • Phone: (56) 42 220 6800
  • E-mail: infoquilamapu@www.inia.cl
  • E-mail: ssobarzo@www.inia.cl
  • Press contact: Hugo Rodríguez, hrodrigu@www.inia.cl
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