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Re: OT-BIO:David G. Holm

  • To: iris-talk@onelist.com
  • Subject: Re: OT-BIO:David G. Holm
  • From: Glenn Simmons <glsimmon@swbell.net>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 21:03:05 -0600
  • References: <199901220254.UAA25404@mail-gw2adm.rcsntx.swbell.net>

From: Glenn Simmons <glsimmon@swbell.net>

"David G. Holm" wrote:

> From: "David G. Holm" <sherlock@amigo.net>
> Greetings!
> Let me introduce myself.  I have recently developed an interest in
> irises.  I have lived in the San Luis Valley of Colorado about 21 years.  I
> am employed by Colorado State University at the San Luis Valley
> Research Center.  My professional responsibilities as a Professor in the
> Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is to
> conduct a potato breeding and selection project.
> I was born and raised in Southeast Idaho on a potato farm.  I obtained my
> B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Plant Sciences at the
> University of Idaho.  From there onto the Department of Horticultural
> Sciences at the University of Minnesota for a Ph.D.
> Since I am a beginner with irises I have much to learn.  That is the primary
> reason that I have subscribed to iris-talk.   Also it is a chance for me to
> meet others that share a common interest in irises - even if only by name.
> Perhaps I am can lend some insight into the discussions based on my
> background and training in potato breeding and horticulture.  Based on
> postings I have been reading recently there are a lot of common elements
> between strategies employed in potato breeding and iris breeding
> (something I would like to get into as time permits).
> The San Luis Valley is a high altitude (7800') valley.  We grow about 78,000
> acres of the potatoes.  In case you did'd know - Colorado potatoes are
> better than Idaho potatoes!  Enough said!
> Dave Holm

Welcome to Iris Talk David.  My wife will be dying to talk with you since her
area of study is Horticulture also.  I have a brother living in Idaho Springs,
CO.  They don't grow any potatoes in Idaho Springs no matter how misleading the
name may sound!

Welcome again David.


Glenn & Linda Simmons
Springfield, Southwest Missouri, USDA Zone 6

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