As the press service of the regional Parliament, the MP said that this question "how many scientists, so many opinions".
"Win a cow parsnip in the fields of our farm, we have only mechanical treatment of lands and regular mowing," — said Andrey Kozlov.
The main issue in the Pskov region, in his opinion, is the lack of a "normal contractor".
"The question of who will perform this work in the region. Agricultural producers could do this, but in time when you need to deal with Hogweed, farmers have either the crop or forage, or harvesting. Municipalities have no equipment. There are organizations that could spray Hogweed chemicals, but it does not bring the desired effect," — said the Deputy.
According to the administration of the Pskov region, in the region Hogweed is overgrown more than 20 thousand hectares of land, and only 1.5% of them were processed. Of 5 million rubles allocated from the regional budget to fight the cow parsnip, municipalities spent slightly more than 1 million rubles. One of the reasons of low utilization of funds provided for the regional program, the percentage of co-financing (half of the funds are allocated by region, half of the local budget) for municipalities is too high.
As previously reported IA REGNUM, in the beginning of 2019 the Pskov deputies supported the initiative of deputies of Tatarstan, who proposed to develop and adopt a state programme for the fight against Hogweed Sosnowski. In 2018, the Pskov regional Assembly of deputies was going to take a regional law on combating Hogweed, but further discussion is not gone.
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