Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0690
MOLINA L, Mauricio; MAHECHA L, Liliana e MEDINA S, Marisol. Importance of mycorrhizae fungi handling in the trees establishment in silvopastoral systems. Rev Colom Cienc Pecua [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.2, pp. 162-175. ISSN 0120-0690.
Silvopastoral systems have been reported as an effective alternative to tropical livestock. However, it’s implementation by farmers has not been according to the investigation. One cause of the slow implementation is the large period that one plot can not be used after plantation. That situation has suggested the use of some alternatives as microorganisms that permit to stimulate the trees growing. This document it is a review of the function, importance, kinds and effects of mycorrhizal fungi in forage trees. It permits to consider that in Colombia the mycorrhizal fungi have a big potential to lead solutions of several agricultural problems. Besides, it is important to increase the investigation about the native mycorrhizae use and to get specific strains in order to increase the growing and productivity of agrosystems.
Palavras-chave : livestock; microorganisms; mycorrhizal ; fungi; soil; sustainability.