Each summer in those parts of the world where wild parsnip goes to seed there are various small efforts to control the spread of this plant. The media have a field day, of course, "deadly", "toxic", "danger" and so on, and it keeps at least 3 reporters in work spreading the word.
Some municipalities, wishing to bow to community demands, perhaps take a tractor in with a bush hog (very big rotary mower) and do a good job of cutting the plant down but helping the plant to spread even further, and maybe put the tractor operator in hospital for a few days. Others will spray herbicide. Communities sprout small adventitious groups of committed individuals who spend effort in controlling small patches.
Given these community-spirited people as an almost free resource and your expert knowledge of the way plants (and parsnip in particular) grow and spread, how would you advise the problem be handled at least cost and maximum effect?