To anyone with experience. What way is the fastest way to harvest Mayapple root? Never really tried it. I know the roots are pretty shallow. Pitch fork type of tool maybe? Can it just be pulled up by the top? Any ideas would be great.
I really don't know if it's worth the time or not. Probably would have to dig 25LBs or more(dry) a day to be really worth it. I don't know if that amount is reasonable or not. If there is a easy/quick way to get it out the ground then maybe it would be worth it.