7 November: European Radon Day
Radon is a radioactive noble gas that occurs in all soils. It is odourless, tasteless and colourless and is harmful to health as it can damage the cells in the lung tissue.
Bermuda grass benefits from rising temperatures
Bermuda grass is adapted to very warm conditions: At high temperatures, it grows exceptionally strongly and forms dense, carpet-like stands.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Avian influenza is back: Since 25 October, the virus has been detected in two wild greylag geese and in a crane in an animal park.
The codling moth likes it warm
The codling moth is a rather inconspicuous small butterfly. Nevertheless, its caterpillars are the most important pests in apple growing.
1st AGES Climate Day
We were looking for projects that promote climate protection or adaptation to climate change: At our Climate Day, four of the more than 30 projects submitted received awards.
Our hive live stream
We do extensive research on the topic of bee health. You can see how our "research bees" are doing in our live hive stream around the clock.
3rd Radon Network Meeting in Salzburg
The 3rd Radon Network Meeting took place in Salzburg at the beginning of October. This year the focus was on the exchange of experiences of the participants.
Tularaemia, also known as rabbit plague, is a bacterial infectious disease. The bacteria occur naturally in hares and rodents, but can be transmitted from animals to humans.