The Parsnip Predator
The Parsnip Predator utilizes a compact size (3ft 2in), ergonomic, rotated handle and custom-cut, narrow blade to make slicing easy and effective, all in a tool that is durable and lightweight (2.4 lbs). The blade is made of tempered steel that can be sharpened.
Here's how The Prairie Enthusiasts adapted this tool:
Cut away the sides leaving about 3 inches of blade tapering in the middle.
Cut the tip so it was concave (“notched”) for easier centering on the root.
Remounted the D-handle so it was perpendicular to the blade, making it more ergonomic, like a saw.
Marci and Jim Hess, have found great success with the Parsnip Predator. Read more on their blog: DriftlessPrairies.org
PLEASE NOTE: Use caution when managing Wild Parsnip which contains a Phytophototoxin that can cause burning, itching, stinging, and large blisters when exposed to sunlight. Be sure to wear long sleeves and gloves. Also, be sure you know the difference between invasive Wild Parsnip and non-invasive beneficial natives such as Golden Alexanders and Prairie Parsley.
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