The common datura has become an important weed in recent decades: The entire plant is highly toxic, and even a few specimens in a field can contaminate the entire crop.
Report Climate and Health
Climate change directly affects humans, plants, animals and soil. Our report summarizes AGES projects implemented along the interface of climate, health and food security to strengthen climate change…
Ragweed extends pollen season
The pollen of ragweed causes severe allergic reactions in sensitive people. Its late blooming period extends the pollen season into autumn
Asian hornet found near Austria
On 8/22/2023, the Asian hornet Vespa velutina was observed in Hungary near the Austrian border.
The brown marmorated stink bug likes it warm
In the fall, an immigrant among the insects becomes conspicuous again: That's when the brown marmorated stink bugs look for their winter quarters on houses and in apartments, which is annoying, but…
The mouse barley is a native wild barley that likes to colonize warm, dry ruderal meadows. Its awns are barbed and can get stuck in the fur, ears or eyes of animals as "Schliefhansl".
Cherry vinegar fly is in season
Cherry vinegar flies are important pests in orchards and vineyards because they infest many different fruits. Their numbers increase significantly from July onwards.
The common milkweed spreads
The common milkweed is found especially in eastern Austria. Further spread of the heat- and drought-loving plant is likely due to climate change.
European corn borer: voracious tiny insect
The caterpillars of the corn borer destroy 4 percent of the world's corn crop every year. In our country, this butterfly usually develops only one generation per year. In warm years, however, a second…