Insect virus as biological control agent

Insect viruses were isolated from many insect pests from different families to represent a potential alternative for chemical pesticides.

Viruses from families baculoviruses, cypoviruses, and densoviruses have been registered as biological control agents. Insect viruses are considered effective and environmental-friendly which may contribute to the achievement of sustainable agriculture goals through providing a suitable alternative to the chemical insecticides which have negative impacts on the environment and to the non-target organisms.

Insect Virus

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