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Table 23: Costs and Returns for Cranberries, Per Acre

20-40 Acre Operation, Non-Fruit Bearing Year, 2
Conventional Production Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts        
Cranberries bbls   0 0
         
Variable Costs        
Fertilizer        
N lb $ 1.20 35 $ 42.00
P lb $ 0.50 60 $ 30.00
K lb $ 0.54 90 $ 48.60
Herbicides        
Devrinol 10G lb $ 1.89 70 $ 132.30
Roundup gal $ 50.00 0.06 $ 3.00
Fungicides        
Dithane lb $ 2.30 5 $ 11.50
Bravo gal $ 7.30 8 $ 58.40
Other        
Aerial Applications per appl $ 13.00 8 $ 104.00
Labor        
Operator hours $ 14.48 9 $ 130.32
Regular Hired hours $ 10.13 5 $ 50.65
Seasonal Hired hours $ 7.24 20 $ 144.80
Fuel & Oil        
Fuel & Oil acre $ 95.00 1 $ 95.00
Repair & Maintenance        
Machinery and equipment acre $ 160.00 1 $ 160.00
Supplies acre $ 40.00 1 $ 40.00
Utilities acre $ 70.00 1 $ 70.00
Irrigation        
Operating Costs acre $ 200.00 1 $ 200.00
Sub Total       $ 1,320.57
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 66.03
Total Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,386.60
Returns above Variable Costs acre   1 $ (1,386.60)
Fixed Costs        
Equipment acre $ 230.00 1 $ 230.00
Buildings acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Bog land rent acre $ 250.00 1 $ 250.00
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 580.00
Total Fixed & Variable Costs acre   1 $ 1,966.60
Management Feesa acre 7% 1 $ 120.16
Total Costs acre   1 $ 2,086.76
Net Returns acre   1 ($2,086.76)

aSee text for calculation assumptions.

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