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Table 75: Costs of Production for Pumpkins, Per Acre

Organic Production P ractices, Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
Variable Costs
Soil Amendments        
Compost w/Gypsum ton $ 35.40 6 $212.40
Pest Management       
Approved organic chemicals acre $537.36 1 $537.36
Other  &nb sp;    
Seeds lb $ 69.20 0.5 $ 34.60
Labor       
Operator hr $ 14.48 6.94 $113.38
Seasonal Hired hr $ 7.24 55.87 $404.50
Irrigation       
Overhead Irrigation acre $192.00 1 $192.00
Machinery Repair and Fuel       
Repairs and Fuel acre $ 75.65 1 $ 75.65
Marketing Costs       
Harvest Crates crate $ 14.00 11 $154.00
Sub-Total      $ 1,723.89
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 38.43
Total Variable Costs acre  1 $ 1,762.32
Fixed Costs
Machinery and equipment acre $181.68 1 $181.68
Land acre $100.00 1 $100.00
Total Fixed C osts acre  1 $281.68
Total Fixed and Variable Costs acre  1 $ 2,044.00
Management Feesa acre 7% 1 $125.30
Total Costs acre  1 $ 2,1 69.30

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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