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A group of New Zealand scientists have discovered a biological control agent for Botrytis, one of the wine industry's most damaging diseases, it was claimed today. Botrytis can be a friend or a major foe of the winemaker. In the right conditions, essentially damp mornings and dry afternoons, it leads to noble rot, an essential element in the production of some of the world's great sweet wines.


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