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Table 54: Costs and Returns for Cabbage, Per Acre

Integrated Crop Management, Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT P RICE QUANTITY TOTAL
Receipts        
Cabbage crt $ 8.45 600 $ 5,070.00
         
Variable Costs        
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) lb $ 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        
Treflan gallon $ 33.00 0.19 $ 6.27
Dipel lb $ 12.25 1 $ 12.25
Ambush gallon $ 107.00 0.06 $ 6.42
Lorsban gallon $ 45.00 0.4 $ 18.00
Bravo 720 gallon $ 52.00 0.19 $ 9.88
Plants        
Cabbage Plugs thousand $ 25.00 20 $ 500.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 14.48 8.24 $ 119.32
Regular Hired hour $ 10.13 18 $ 182.34
Seasonal Hired hour $ 7.24 72 $ 521.28
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        
Packing Crates crate $ 1.50 600 $ 900.00
Selling Charges gross revenue 3%   $ 152.10
Sub-Total       $ 2,900.40
Interest on Operting Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 61.37
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 2,961.77
Returns Above Variable Costs acre   1 $ 2,108.23
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 $ 3,218.46
Management Feesa acre 7% 1 $ 218.29
Total Costs acre   1 $ 3,436.75
Net Returns acre   1 $ 1,633.25

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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