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Table 57: Costs and Returns for Sweet Corn (Early Season), Per Acre

Integrated Crop Management, Northeastern United States, 1996

< td align="left"> Fixed Costs
ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
Receipts        
Sweet Corn crt $ 12.14 192 $ 2,331.00
         
Variable Costs        
Custom        
Apply Calcium Lime ton $ 25.00 0.5 $ 12.50
Cultivating acre $ 7.60 3 $ 22.80
Fertilizer        
N pound $ 0.24 90 $ 21.60
P pound $ 0.23 80 $ 18.40
K pound $ 0.14 40 $ 5.60
Herbicides        
Bladex 4L gallon $ 24.00 0.5 $ 12.00
Dual 8E gallon $ 58.90 0.18 $ 10.60
Insecticides        
Asana XL gallon $ 118.00 0.53 $ 62.54
Lannate LV gallon $ 44.00 1.3 $ 57.20
Sevin 80S pound $ 3.78 8.75 $ 33.08
Counter 15G pound $ 1.67 8.7 $ 14.53
Corn Seed        
Seed pound $ 7.50 12 $ 90.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 14.48 3.82 $ 55.31
Hand Harvesting acre $ 140.00 1 $ 140.00
Packing and Grading acre $ 125.00 1 $ 125.00
Irrigation        
Overhead Irrigation acre $ 192.00 1 $ 192.00
Diesel Fuel        
Tractors gallon $ 0.969 10.33 $ 10.00
Repair & Maintenance        
Tractors acre $ 5.67 1 $ 5.67
Implements acre $ 5.58 1 $ 5.58
Marketing        
Packing Crates crate $ 1.40 192 $ 269.00
Selling Charges gross revenue 3%   $ 69.93
Sub-Total       $ 1,233.34
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 23.27
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,256.61
Returns Above Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,074.39
       
Tractors acre $ 12.28 1 $ 12.28
Implements acre $ 9.98 1 $ 9.98
Land Charge acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 122.26
Total Fixed & Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,378.87
Management Feesa acre 7% 1 $ 89.52
Total Costs acre   1 $ 1,468.39
Net Returns acre   1 $ 862.61

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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