The Lincoln County High School Weed
Project was initiated in July 2005 by science teacher Larry Benson, and
Rae Lynn Benson, MSU Extension Agent/Lincoln County.
Managing noxious weeds such as spotted knapweed, Dalmatian toadflax,
leafy spurge and rush skeleton weed has become a priority for
landowners as well as county, state, and federal officials. A need to
increase public weed awareness and education is also a primary
The project enables
us to use biological methods, along with existing methods of
control, to begin a process of managing various species of
weeds within our valley. It also encourages the cooperation of
numerous partners and gives students, as well as landowners, the
opportunity to participate in effective, research-based
Above: knapweed seedhead
weevil, Larinus minutus. management tools for land located within Lincoln County.