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Table 45: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Apples, Per Acre

Planting Year, Integrated Crop Management, Northeastern United States, 1996

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ITEM< /td> UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts        
Apples pound   0 $ -
         
Variable Costs        
Fertilizer        
N lb $ 0.31 36 $ 11.16
P lb $ 0.28 36 $ 10.08
K lb $ 0.14 36 $ 5.04
Trees        
Apple Trees each $ 5.00 272 $ 1,360.00
Herbicides        
Gramoxone Extra gal $ 31.50 0.08 $ 2.47
Devrinol 50W lb $ 8.40 2 $ 16.80
Fungicides        
Captan 50W lb $ 2.75 16 $ 44.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 14.48 7.63 $ 110.48
Regular Hired hour $ 10.13 14 $ 141.8 2
Irrigation        
Install Drip Irrigation acre $ 800.00 1 $ 800.00
Operating Cost Irrigation acre $ 250.00 1 $ 250.00
< b> Diesel Fuel        
Tractors gallon $ 0.969 20.6 $ 19.96
Repair & Maintenance        
Tractors acre $ 9.22 1 $ 9.22
Implements acre $ 4.07 1 $ 4.07
Other        
Ivory Soap bar $ 0.05 272 $ 13.60
Tree Guards each $ 0.15 272 $ 40.80
Tree Planter acre $ 5.00 1 $ 5.00
Sub-Total       $ 2,844.50
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 142.23
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 2,986.73
Returns Above Variable Costs acre   1 $ (2,986.73)
Fixed Costs        
Tractors acre $ 28.04 1 $ 28.04
Implements acre $ 5.58 1 $ 5.5 8
Land Charge acre $ 150.00 1 $ 150.00
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 183.62
Total Fixed & Variable Costs acre   1 $ 3,170.35
Management Fees a acre 7% 1 $ 214.92
Total Cost acre   1 $ 3,385.27
Net Returns acre   1 $ (3,385.27)

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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