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Iowa Quality Wine Consortium

The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute has assisted the Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA) to establish the Iowa Quality Wine Consortium (IQWC). IQWC is a fledgling alliance open to members of IWGA. The goal is to enhance the reputation of Iowa wines as high quality, therefore increasing market share and profitability of Iowa wines in the state and regional marketplace.

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Using Ultraviolet Light as a Way to Control Powdery Mildew

October 27, 2020

Somchai Rice 

It’s been a weird year.  I spent some time in the field of virology, specifically in the detection of viral diseases in production animal medicine, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) before I started graduate school.  When I finished my work, I always cleaned my workspace in the hood with an RNase cleaner followed by ultraviolet (UV) light.  When I read an article about how researchers are using UV light to control powdery mildew in the vineyard, a light bulb went off. 

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