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Table 27: Costs and Returns for Cabbage, Per Acre

Conventional Production Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

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ITEM UNIT PRI CE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts        
Cabbage crt $ 8.45 600 $ 5,070.00
         
Variable Costs     < /td>    
Custom        
Apply Calcium Lime ton $ 27.65 1 $ 27.65
Soil Test acre $ 1.00 1 $ 1.00
Fertilizer        
N pound $ 0.32 125 $ 40.00
P pound $ 0.32 100 $ 32.00
K pound $ 0.14 100 $ 14.00
Herbicides        
Oxyfluorfen (Goal) pound $ 85.00 0.13 $ 10.62
Poast 1.5EC gallon $ 102.26 0.16 $ 15.98
Fungicides        
Aliette pound $ 10.50 4 $ 42.00
Maneb pound $ 3.00 1.5 $ 4.50
Pesticides        
Diazinon Ag500 pound $ 32.50 3 $ 97.50
Asana XL gallon $ 132.00 0.6 $ 80.43
Lorsban 4E gallon $ 48.70 0.25 $ 12.18
Admire gallon $ 525.00 0.13 $ 69.73
Sevin 80S pound $ 4.45 1 $ 4.45
Plants        
Cabbage Plugs thousand $ 25.00 20 $ 500.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 14.48 4.2 $ 60.82
Seasonal Hired hour $ 7.24 74.7 $ 540.83
Harvest - Picking hour $ 7.24 40 $ 289.60
Harvest - Hauling hour $ 10.13 12 $ 121.56
Irrigation        
Overhead Irrigation Operating Costs acre $ 192.00 1 $ 192.00
Repair, Maintenance & Fuel        
Tractors acre $ 77.52 1 $ 77.52
Implements acre $ 15.27 1 $ 15.27
Marketing Costs        
Packing Crates crate $ 1.50 600 $ 900.00
Vineland Selling Charge gross revenue 3%   $ 152.10
Sub-Total   & nbsp;   $ 3,301.74
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 64.20
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 3,365.94
Returns Above Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,704.07
Fixed Costs        
Tractors acre $ 98.19 1 $ 98.19
Implements acre $ 58.50 1 $ 58.50
Land Charge acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 256.69
Total Fixed & Variable Costs acre   1 $ 3,622.63
Management Feesa acre 7% 1 $ 183.58
Total Costs acre   1 $ 3,806.21
Net Returns acre   1 $ 1,263.79

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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