Corn of course is a big thing here. What have you got? (White or yellow,
rapid or slow, ear size & productivity, high lysine, drought resistence,
White is generally preferred for tortillas, although black is said to be
best. You want collaborators for developing varieties or developing a market?
Wilson, Dale wrote:
> > So Dale, and Doug could you please tell us more about your backgrounds
> > so we
> > may better understand the quality of the comments. Thanks:) frank
> I have always had a garden and laboratory since age 5. Became a
> Christian in high school. I was going to major in biochem, but was
> fascinated by the human-oriented practicality of Agronomy. Ended up
> getting a Ph.D. in Agronomy, doing work on seed physiology and small
> farmer seed problems in Colombia. Professor at Univ of Idaho from 1986
> - 1996 (80% research, 20% extension). Started doing sweet corn breeding
> as a hobby. I have a wife and 4 cool children. Soured on constant
> search for money and trivial papers, I took a job as QA manager with
> Ciba Seeds (Funks) immediately before the production department was
> ingested by NK in the Ciba-Sandoz merger (what luck!). Got laid off and
> found a job at Pioneer doing production and testing research.
> Annoyed and baffled by stuff I was hearing from the environmentalists, I
> determined a few years ago to make contacts and develop dialogue
> (getting on Sanet was part of this effort). Around same time developed
> a taste for history and philosophy, especially the philosophy of
> science. Wrote a paper on environmentalism and another on the meaning
> of "Distinctively agricultural research" but never submitted them to a
> journal because I was unhappy with them (I'm looking for collaborators).
> I am also looking for collaborators who want to develop high-quality OP
> sweet corns.
> BTW, is there an archive of peoples backgrounds on this listserver? I
> would like to find out more about people here.
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