Heat years are cotton boll owl years
The cotton boll owl is a nocturnal butterfly. Especially in hot years, its caterpillars appear in late summer on lettuce, green beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn and various flowers.
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…
Aphids as vectors of plant viruses
Aphids not only damage plants through their sucking activity, they can also transmit viral diseases.
Lyme disease: frequently diagnosed
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the Northern Hemisphere.
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.
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.
Ticks are already active
Domestic ticks could benefit from climate change, as warmth and high humidity make ticks active. This extends the period in which they can transmit pathogens such as the TBE virus.