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Table 25: Costs and Returns for Cranberries, Per Acre

20-40 Acre Operation, Mature Fruit Bearing Years, 6-20,
Conventional Production Practices, Northeastern United States, 1996

ITEM UNIT PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL
         
Receipts        
Cranberries bbls $ 57.40 130 $ 7,462.00
         
Variable Costs        
Fertilizer        
N lb $ 1.20 35 $ 42.00
P lb $ 0.50 60 $ 30.00
K lb $ 0.54 110 $ 59.40
Herbicides        
Roundup gal $ 50.00 0.1 $ 5.00
Fungicides        
Dithane lb $ 2.30 5 $ 11.50
Bravo 90DG lb $ 7.30 8 $ 58.40
Insecticides        
Lorsban 4E gal $ 43.75 0.75 $ 32.81
Other        
Aerial Applications each $ 13.00 9 $ 117.00
Sanding each 4th yr & misc. per year $ 300.00 1 $ 300.00
Pollination hive $ 45.00 2 $ 90.00
Labor        
Operator hours $ 14.48 15 $ 217.20
Regular Hired hours $ 10.13 10 $ 101.30
Seasonal Hired hours $ 7.24 48 $ 347.52
Fuel & Oil        
Fuel & Oil acre $ 95.00 1 $ 95.00
Repair & Maintenance        
Repair & Maintenance acre $ 320.00 1 $ 320.00
Irrigation        
Operating Costs acre $ 200.00 1 $ 200.00
Miscellaneous        
Supplies acre $ 40.00 1 $ 40.00
Utilities acre $ 70.00 1 $ 70.00
Sub Total       $ 2,137.13
Interest on Operating Capitala acre 10% 1 $ 61.98
Total Variable Costs       $ 2,199.11
Returns above Variable Costs acre   1 $ 5,262.89
Fixed Costs        
Equipment acre $ 550.00 1 $ 550.00
Buildings acre $ 100.00 1 $ 100.00
Bog land rent acre $ 250.00 1 $ 250.00
Pre-production Cost Allocationb acre $ 1,706.97 1 $ 1,706.97
Total Fixed Costs acre   1 $ 2,606.97
Sub-Total acre   1 $ 4,806.08
Management Fees acre 7% 1 $ 318.93
Total cost acre   1 $ 5,125.01
Net Returns acre   1 $ 2,336.99

aSee text for calculation assumptions.
bSee Appendix Table A4.

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