INIA La Cruz - Valparaíso Region

In 1937 the "Insectarium" of said locality was inaugurated in the commune of La Cruz, Region V, dependent on the Department of Plant Health, thus becoming the oldest center in South America.

Their work has contributed to the sustainable control of pests, also providing significant savings due to the reduction of pesticide applications.

When INIA was created in 1964, it became part of it as La Cruz Experimental Substation and in 2001, the INIA La Cruz Regional Research Center was created.

His main lines of research are Irrigation Management and Control, Fruit Management and Physiology, Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management and Vegetable Physiology.

  • Direction: Chorrillos Nº 86, La Cruz Commune, Quillota Province, box 3, La Cruz.
  • Telephone: (56-33) 232 1780
  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Regional Authorities

Regional Director
Patricio Fuenzalida Ramírez
(56-33) 232 1780

Regional Delegate
Juan Esquivel Vera
(56-33) 232 1780

 Technical Secretary of Regional Director
Pamela Diaz Jara
(56-33) 232 1780

Regional Head of Administration and Finance (JAF)
Juan Esquivel Vera
(56-33) 232 1780

Regional Contacts

Regional Directorate Secretary
Corina Donoso Castro
(56-33) 232 1780

Regional Head of People Management
Ingrid Aros Estay
(56-33) 232 1780

Regional Head of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
Pamela Diaz Jara
(56-33) 232 1780

Communications Manager
Eliana San Martín Cerda
(56-33) 232 1780