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Table 59: Costs and Returns for Tomato (Fresh Market), Per Acre

Integrated Crop Management, Northeastern United States, 1996

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IT EM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
Receipts        
Tomatoes crt $ 8.45 800 $ 6,760.00
         
Variable Costs        
       
Apply Calcium Lime ton $ 50.00 1 $ 50.00
Fertilizer        
N pound $ 0.28 50 $ 14.00
P pound $ 0.32 120 $ 38.40
K pound $ 0.22 75 $ 16.50
Herbicides        
Devrinol pound $ 8.40 3 $ 25.20
Sencor 75DF pound $ 25.50 0.66 $ 16.83
Poast gallon $ 104.00 0.5 $ 52.00
Fungicides        
Ridomil Gold 2E gallon $ 160.00 0.25 $ 20.00
Bravo 720 gallon $ 49.45 0.4 $ 19.78
Manzate 200 pound $ 2.78 1.5 $ 4.17
Insecticides        
Admire gallon $ 525.00 0.125 $ 65.63
Other        
Black Smooth Mulch acre $ 150.00 1 $ 150.00 < /td>
Tomato Transplants acre $ 450.00 1 $ 450.00
Labor        
Operator hour $ 14.48 5.44 $ 78.77
Regular Hired hour $ 10.13 15 $ 151.95
Harvesting acre $ 800.00 1 $ 800.00
Packing an d Grading acre $ 250.00 1 $ 250.00
Irrigation        
Trickle Irrigation acre $ 300.00 1 $ 300.00
Diesel Fuel        
Tractors gallon $ 0.969 11 $ 10.66
Repair & Maintenance        
Tractors acre $ 24.37 1 $ 24.37
Equipment acre $ 14.26 1 $ 14.26
Marketing Costs        
Picking Baskets basket $ 1.30 50 $ 65.00
Pa cking Boxes box $ 1.20 800 $ 960.00
Selling Charge gross revenue 3%   $ 202.80
Sub-Total       $ 3,780.32
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 64.02
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 3,844.34
Returns Above Variable Costs acre   1 $ 2,915.66
Fixed Costs        
Tractors acre $ 5.89 1 $ 5.89
Implements acre $ 17.68 1 $ 17.68
Land Charge acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 123.57
Total Fixed & Variable Costs acre   1 $ 3,967.91
Management Feesa acre 7% 1 $ 270.75
Total Costs acre   1 $ 4,238.66
Net Returns acre   1 $ 2,521.34

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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