Adaptation to climate change
Here you will find our information on adaptation to climate change, from soil to plants and animals to humans.
The beet root weevil sets out on its journey
The beet root weevil is a native weevil that has become known primarily as a pest of sugar beets. It benefits from low rainfall and high average temperatures in the months of April to June.
Ticks are already active
Domestic ticks could benefit from climate change, as warmth and high humidity make ticks active. This extends the period in which they can transmit pathogens such as the TBE virus.
Green peach aphid: vector of viruses to fruits and vegetables
The green peach aphid plays a major role as a vector of viruses in plums and sugar beets. The milder the winters, the more adult aphids survive.
Ticks: Important vectors of Q fever
Q fever is a zoonosis that occurs mainly in warm, dry and tick-rich regions of Europe. Alluvial ticks are an important vector. Their range has expanded strongly to the north as a result of climate…
Green rice bug: report your findings
Due to climate change, the green rice bug is increasingly occurring in Austria and causing damage in agriculture. Farmers and private individuals can now report findings via an online reporting…
The green rice bug is on the rise
Due to climate change, the green rice bug is becoming more prevalent in Austria and causing damage in agriculture. This year, we are therefore launching a monitoring program together with the chambers…
Avian influenza: risk zones are extended
Due to numerous new cases of avian influenza in wild birds, but also in individual poultry farms, the "areas with a greatly increased risk of avian influenza" in Austria will be expanded as of January…
Food control: residues of pharmaceuticals and hormones
We monitor food of animal origin for residues of pharmaceuticals and hormones. In 2021, we found residues above the limits in 42 out of a total of 9,528 plan samples tested.