Wireworm monitoring in potato
To control wireworms, surveying the time of flight and egg laying is critical. We have tested new trap systems to better determine this timing.
Food safety report 2021 - also available interactively for the first time
Even better information options for consumers - trust in domestic foodstuffs high
Food control: pesticide residues
We tested food for pesticide residues. The maximum levels were exceeded in 10 of 191 samples.
Risk Barometer Health and Environment
We have been surveying the risk perception of the Austrian population since 2017. The 2022 survey focused on health, the environment, climate change and nutrition.
We celebrate our 20th birthday
On June 1, AGES will be 20 years old. This is a reason to celebrate and you can be there live via video streaming.
World Bee Day
Bees are indispensable for pollinating flowering plants and thus for biodiversity and food security. Their health depends on many factors. We provide a diagnostic aid for bee diseases.
1st International Plant Health Day
We contribute to the protection of crop production from the introduction and spread of dangerous quarantine pests, because healthy plants are a prerequisite for the production of high-quality food.
May beetle flights are expected in Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria, Carinthia, Tyrol and Vorarlberg this year. As they are a good indicator for changes in the climate, the recording of the flight…
Natural enemy of the green rice bug detected for the first time
The green rice bug has caused damage to tomatoes, garden beans and berry bushes in private gardens and glasshouses in recent years. We have now detected a natural enemy of this bug, a tiny ichneumon…
Maundy Thursday: Spinach is one of the plants that stores nitrate particularly strongly
Nitrate can be converted into harmful substances in food or during digestion in the body. That's why we regularly test the nitrate levels in spinach, lettuce and arugula: In 95% of the samples, they…