Q. 22 What for nucleopolyhedro viruses are being used now a-days?
pollution-free environment and yield clean, non-toxic and good quality products for human
Baculoviruses are a group of viruses used as biological control agents that occur naturally
and are specific to some insects. Most of the baculoviruses belong to the genus
These viruses are excellent candidates for species-specific, narrow spectrum insecticidal
applications. They have been shows lo have no negalive impacts on plants, mammals,
birds fish or even on non-target insects.
This is especially desirable when beneficial insects are being conserved to aid in an overall
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme or when an ecologically sensitive area is