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 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…
Measles: Current case numbers
In Austria, 96 confirmed cases of measles have been reported so far this year. Most cases have been registered in Styria.
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…
Flu figures in Austria
With calendar week 40/2022, we have started monitoring the current influenza season again. We update the data on estimated influenza cases in Austria on a weekly basis.
Current Coronavirus Situation in Austria & Green Passport Services
Here you will find current data on SARS-CoV-2 variants and 7-day incidence, as well as our Green Passport Service and other COVID-19 information.
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…