The main focus of the LCHS BioControl Program is to find environmentally safe and efficient means of controlling the noxious weed population in Lincoln County, Montana. We focus on the capture and release of insects such as Cyphocleonus achates, weevils which bore into the roots of Spotted Knapweed, as well as, Larinus minutus and obstusus, which eat Spotted Knapweed seed heads. We also educate the public on control methods for the outbreak of noxious weeds in the area. We emphasize the integration of several weed management styles.
Site created by Student Employees:
Summer 2012: Trestin Benson, Colton Henrie, Kathryn Stein, Galen Sullivan, and James Mepham
Summer 2013: Kathryn Stein, Galen Sullivan, and James Mepham
Summer 2014: Dawson Henrie, Garrett McNeil, and James Mepham
Summer 2015: Trestin Benson
Summer 2016: Peyton Benson, Hunter Carvey, and Andrew Mepham
Larinus minutus (Knapweed seed head feeding weevil)