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Table 55: Costs and Returns for Pumpkin, Per Acre

Integrated Crop Management, Northeastern United States, 1996

 
ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
Receipts        
Pumpkin ton $ 200.00 14 $ 2,800.00
         
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 80 $ 25.60
P pound $ 0.32 100 $ 32.00
K pound $ 0.14 100 $ 14.00
Herbicides        
Command 4EC gallon $ 86.96 0.13 $ 11.31
Poast 1.5EC gallon $ 102.26 0.19 $ 19.43
Fungicides        
Bayleton pound $ 58.80 0.75 $ 44.10
Bravo 720 gallon $ 51.80 1.5 $ 77.70
Ridomil/Bravo 81SP pound $ 13.50 12 $ 162.00
Pesticides        
Asana XL gallon $ 132.00 0.06 $ 7.96
Methoxychlor gallon $ 16 .50 0.78 $ 12.87
Thiodan 50W pound $ 6.00 4 $ 24.00
Seeds        
Pumpkin Seeds acre $ 50.00 1 $ 50.00
Other      
Bee Hive hive $ 25.00 1 $ 25.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 14.48 5 $ 57.92
Regular Hired hour $ 10.13 17 $ 172.21
Seasonal Hired hour $ 7.24 30 $ 217.20
Irrigation        
Overhead Irrigation Operating Costs acre $ 192.00 1 $ 192.00
Repair, Maintenance, & Fuel        
Machinery and Equipment acre $ 57.97 1 $ 57.97
Marketing        
Harvest Crates crate $ 14.00 14 $ 196.00
Selling Charge gross revenue 3%   $ 84.00
Marketing and Advertising acre $ 25.00 1 $ 25.00
Sub-Total       $ 1,511.92
Interest on Operting Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 38.41
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,550.33
Returns Above Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,249.67
Fixed Cos ts        
Tractors acre $ 29.60 1 $ 29.60
Implements acre $ 67.24 1 $ 67.24
Land Charge acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 196.84
Total Fi xed & Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,747.17
Management Feesa acre 7% 1 $ 115.30
Total Costs acre   1 $ 1,862.47
Net Returns acre   1 $ 937.53

a See text for calculation assumptions.

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