The role of Baculoviruses :
1. Baculoviruses are pathogens that attack insects and other arthropods. The mojority of baculoviruses used as biological control agents are in the genus Nucleopolyhedrovirus. These viruses are excellent candidates for species-specific, narrow spectrum insecticidal applications. They have been shown to no negative impacts on plants, mammals, birds, fish or even on non-target insects.
Importance in organic farming :
1. Baculoviruses are known to control pests like, potato beetles, aphids and corn borers.
2. Entomopox virus is another Baculovirus which adversely affect the rate of development of grasshopper and the amount of food it eats.