Potato cultivation under different environmental conditions
Due to climate change, potatoes are increasingly exposed to heat, drought and flooding. In the ADAPT project, we are investigating the potato's responses to stress factors.
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.
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.
Gelsenüberwachung in Österreich
In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten sind gebietsfremde Arten von Gelsen (Stechmücken) in Europa vermehrt in Erscheinung getreten. Von besonderer Bedeutung ist hierbei die Asiatische Tigermücke.
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…
Annual Report 2021 Ovitrap Monitoring of Alien Mosquito Species
With an Austria-wide monitoring program using ovitraps ("egg traps"), we record the occurrence and distribution of alien gnat species such as the Asian tiger mosquito in Austria.
Annual Report 2021 Mosquito Monitoring at Vienna International Airport Schwechat
With mosquito monitoring at Vienna International Airport, we monitor whether exotic mosquito species are introduced via air traffic. In 2021, we detected eggs of the Asian tiger mosquito at the…
Evaluation of rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing from anterior nasal swabs compared with PCR on gargle solutions or nasopharyngeal swabs.
Since the use of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs (swabs taken in the nasopharynx) for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing is considered uncomfortable by many people, AGES and Klinik Favoriten evaluated whether…