May 12 is Plant Health Day
In trade within the EU, all plants intended for planting - i.e. cuttings or potted plants - and certain seeds must "travel" with a plant passport. This passport is often found as a sticker or label on…
The chikungunya virus is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. There is a high probability that the virus will also establish itself in Europe as a result of climate change.
Raw milk always boil
Raw milk is not sterile. Therefore, even despite all hygiene measures during milking, it cannot be ruled out that the milk contains pathogens. Therefore, raw milk should always be boiled before…
Control of hairdressing cosmetics
We examined imported hairdressing cosmetics, in particular hair dyes: 21 out of 33 products were objected to, in some cases several times.
The velvet poplar spreads
The heat-dependent plant originates from Asia, but is now also spreading in our region. It produces many seeds that are carried from field to field via harvesting machines or during soil cultivation.
AGES and BAES support fight against environmental crime
In the future, AGES and the Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES) will contribute their expertise to an Austrian task force to combat environmental crime.
Aphids as vectors of plant viruses
Aphids not only damage plants through their sucking activity, they can also transmit viral diseases.
Flu figures in Austria
With calendar week 14/2023 the current influenza season has ended.
Lyme disease: frequently diagnosed
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the Northern Hemisphere.