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Table 17: Costs and Returns for Blueberries, Per Acre

Year of Land Preparation, Conventional Production Practices,
Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts        
Blueberries lb   0 $ -
         
Variable Costs        
Fertilizer/Amendment        
Sulfur lb $ 0.22 560 $ 123.20
Cover Crop        
Ryegrass seed lb $ 0.72 30 $ 21.60
Herbicides        
Roundup Ultra gallon $ 54.00 0.5 $ 27.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 14.48 3.15 $ 45.61
Regular Hired hour $ 10.13 1 $ 10.13
Diesel Fuel        
Tractors gallon $ 0.969 11.97 $ 11.60
Repair & Maintenance        
Tractors acre $ 24.08 1 $ 24.08
Implements acre $ 5.13 1 $ 5.13
Sub-Total       $ 268.35
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 13.42
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 281.77
Returns Above Variable Costs acre   1 $ (281.77)
Fixed Costs        
Tractors acre $ 38.11 1 $ 38.11
Implements acre $ 8.08 1 $ 8.08
Land Charge acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 146.19
Total Fixed & Variable Costs acre   1 $ 427.96
Management Fees a acre 7% 1 $ 22.96
Total Costs acre   1 $ 450.91
Net Returns acre   1 $ (450.91)

a See text for calculation assumptions.

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