Land owners can start to fine for Hogweed

According to a member of the Federation Council Irina Rukavishnikova, the Code of administrative offences is proposed to Supplement article providing for punishment for failure to take measures against this plant, as well as common ragweed and other quarantine weeds. It is proposed to penalize the owners of plots in ownership, possession or use.

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the Fine for citizens can be from 2 to 3 thousand rubles, for officials – from 5 to 10 thousand, for individual entrepreneurs – from 7 to 12 thousand, and for legal entities – from 20 to 30 thousand rubles. If the offense is committed for the first time, it is assumed to impose a warning. This initiative has already been submitted for discussion to the Ministry of justice.

the Sosnowski’s Hogweed is spreading rapidly across the country and have drastically changed the Central Russian landscapes, surrounded many villages impassable wall. The systematic fight against them are, except that the road – they cut down dangerous plant in the adjacent road lanes.

As noted by the first Deputy Chairman of the Moscow regional Duma, Chairman of the Union of gardeners of the Moscow region Nikita Chaplin, effect is given only to integrated responses – simultaneous destruction of Hogweed on all adjacent plots of land: the municipal lands, along roads, agricultural lands and private plots.

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Administrative responsibility for neveruse Hogweed is already in the Moscow region, where it was introduced from 2018. The people whose plots are overgrown with Hogweed, can fine for the sum from 2 to 5 thousand rubles, officials – 20-50 thousand.

In Soviet times, the Sosnowski’s Hogweed was grown for fodder. But it turned out that this plant has a lot of shortcomings. Cows that were fed with cow parsnip, gave the milk a bitter taste, and the plant began to mutate and displace other species. In contact with the skin of its SAP causes burns and when used in food – poisoning. Cow parsnip is quite a hardy plant. The most affordable way of dealing with it is to cut down each year. But it will take at least seven years that the plant ceased to grow.