High season for colored eggs and chocolate as well as spinach on Maundy Thursday. We regularly test eggs and chocolate as well as the nitrate levels in spinach, lettuce and arugula.
Climate change and zoonoses: New laboratory in Mödling
Zoonoses are a growing problem for public health, food safety and animal health. To meet these challenges scientifically, a new state-of-the-art zoonoses laboratory is being built at our Mödling site.
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.
March 24: World Tuberculosis Day
Tuberculosis remains one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. In 2021, 396 cases of tuberculosis were registered in Austria. New requirements in treatment are the topic of a symposium…
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?
March 15: World Consumer Day
AGES product alert service: We inform about recalls of food, cosmetics, children's toys, food supplements, household and leisure products and much more.