by John Alexander Pulgarin Diaz
The present message is to propose to your institution a research project
that will boost the forest development in Colombia, our country. Now days,
Colombia has 20.000 ha of *Acacia mangium* plantation whit very good
performance, to recover degraded lands, produce pulp for paper production
and solid wood production. The government is planning to increase the area
to 1´000.000 ha because all the benefits a forest plantation has to the
At the moment the unique problem *A. mangium* has is the attack of some
disease that cause a sudden death. This has decreased the interest in this
specie in the public. In our previous research we have found that there are
some fungus in attacked specimens: *Fusarium*sp., *Myrothecium *sp. y *
Phomopsis* sp., that could be causing the seen problems .
We would like to hear of possibilities for financial support, and an
institution that will join us (we are working with an University in our
area). We would provide resources and also we will cover some of the
expenses, and the University will provide scientific advices, laboratories
and equipment. We will really appreciate your help contacting the right
institution and personnel if your institution is not interested.
Regards, John Pulgarin
*John Alexander Pulgarín D*.
Ingeniero Forestal. MSc. Entomología
*Reforestadora Cacerí S.A.*
Cel: (57) 321 830 8223
Tel: (57) (4) 511 2877