Horse nettle: the "ideal" weed
Horse nettle has many characteristics of an "ideal" weed: Many seeds, even from small pieces of roots form new plants. Climate changes benefit the horse nettle.
Adaptation to climate change
Here you will find our information on adaptation to climate change, from soil to plants and animals to humans.
March 22 is World Water Day
Every year, we test more than 10,000 drinking water samples from all over Austria for possible contamination, e.g., by fecal germs, but also for nitrate or heavy metal content. In this way, we help to…
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.
Wild garlic: Beware of poisonous doppelgangers
Wild garlic is one of the first wild herbs that can be collected in spring. However, there are quite a few poisonous doppelgangers: autumn crocus, lily of the valley, spotted arum, many-flowered…
Plastic in the soil: Join the research and win
During the co-research period from April 1 to July 31, 2023, Citizen Scientists can participate in our project "Colorful Soil - How much plastic is hidden in our soil?
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.
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…