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Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas

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BORBON-GRACIA, Alberto et al. CIANO-LIN: a new cultivar of linoleic safflower. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2011, vol.2, n.5, pp.791-794. ISSN 2007-0934.

A new cultivar of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.), was developed for safflower-producing areas in Mexico and was named CIANO-LIN. This variety was obtained in the Norman E. Borlaug Experimental Field (CENEB), of the National Research Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock (INIFAP) and registered with the number CAR-011-290909 on the national register of plant varieties. CIANO-LIN is a linoleic variety highly tolerant to false mildew (Ramularia carthami Z.) with yields from 3 to 4 t ha-1 and good quality of linoleic-type oil for domestic and export market. CIANO-LIN exceeds the control Bacum' 92; in yield, disease tolerance, quality and quantity of linoleic oil type. CIANO-LIN can be planted during Autumn-Winter in the states of Tamaulipas, Jalisco, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Sonora.

Keywords : Carthamus tinctorius L.; Ramularia carthami Z.; disease resistance; high yield; oil quality.

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