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Table 51: Costs and Returns for Fresh Market Red Raspberries, Per Acre

Integrated Crop Management, Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM LAND PREPARATION ESTABLISHMENT YEAR MATURE PLANTING
       
Receipts $ - $ - $ 10,000.00
       
Variable Costs      
Fertilizer and Lime $ 50.00 $ 7.80 $ 7.80
Herbicides $ 22.05 $ - $ 92.42
Insecticides $ - $ 21.06 $ 32.09
Fungicides $ - $ 35.00 $ 236.13
Seed $ 18.00 $ 52.50 $ -
Plants $ - $ 1,870.00 $ -
Irrigation $ - $ 530.00 $ 120.00
Mulch $ - $ 100.00 $ -
Trellis $ - $ 1,075.00 $ -
Raspberry Leaf Test $ - $ - $ 14.00
Labor $ 30.22 $ 316.03 $ 4,354.07
Fuel $ 6.20 $ 7.57 $ 9.10
Repairs and Maintenance $ 8.52 $ 8.93 $ 9.93
Marketing Costs (approx.) $ - $ - $ 1,200.00
Sub-total $ 134.99 $ 4,023.89 $ 6,075.54
Int erest on Operating Capitala $ 6.75 $ 201.19 $ 176.19
Total Variable Costs $ 141.74 $ 4,225.08 $ 6,251.73
Returns Above Variable Costs $ (141.74) $ (4,22 5.08) $ 3,748.27
Fixed Costs      
Equipment $ 16.76 $ 18.52 $ 19.80
Land $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 100.00
Pre-Production Cost Allocationb $ - $ - $ 545.54
Total Fixed Costs $ 116.76 $ 118.52 $ 665.34
Total Fixed & Variable Costs $ 258.50 $ 4,343.60 $ 6,917.07
Management Feesa $ 11.09 $ 297.05 $ 477.19
Total Costs $ 269.59 $ 4,640.66 $ 7,394.27
Net Returns $ (269.59) $ (4,640.66) $ 2,605.73

a See text for calculation assumptions.
b See Appendix Table A5.

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