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									PICKLING CUCUMBERS - MACHINE HARVEST
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crop Budget
Estimated Costs - Do not make changes here.
VARIABLE COSTS                                                                                                        Returns Based On Example Costs
Input/Item                               Unit           Price/Unit Units/A         Cost/Acre                                          Price Assumptions ($/bu)
Nitrogen                                 lbs                  $0.49      100         $49.00                                          High      Average       Low
Phosphorous                              lbs                  $0.60       30         $18.00           Yield Assumptions (bu/A)      $6.80       $6.70       $6.60
Potassium                                lbs                  $0.45       90         $40.50           Excellent            225     $735.63 $713.13      $690.63
Lime (prorated over 3 years)             ton                 $42.50        1         $14.17           Expected             165     $327.63 $311.13      $294.63
Seed                                     thousand             $2.20       58        $127.60           Poor                 120      $21.63 $9.63        -$2.37
Herbicide - Curbit                       pint                 $6.72        2         $13.44
Herbicide - Command                      oz                   $0.91        6          $5.46
Insecticide1                                                                         $17.15
Fungicide - Previcur Flex2               pint                 $9.87         1.2      $11.84
Fungicide - Bravo                        pint                 $6.87           2      $13.74
Fungicide - Tanos                        oz                   $1.81           8      $14.48
Fungicide - Manzate (Pencozeb)           lbs                  $5.00         1.5       $7.50
Bee Rental3                              colony              $35.00         1.5      $52.50
Interest on Variable Costs4                   $385.38             6      7.00%       $13.49
                Total Variable Costs                                                   $398.87

FIXED COSTS (custom rates are used as a proxy for field operation costs)
Input/Item                             Unit        Price/Unit Units/A              Cost/Acre
Applying Fertilizer                    application       $9.00         1              $9.00
Applying Chemicals                     application      $10.00         3             $30.00
Plowing                                acre             $18.40         1             $18.40
Disk & Harrowing                       acre             $15.50         1             $15.50
Sidedressing & Cultivating             acre             $12.90         1             $12.90
Planting                               acre             $17.20         1             $17.20
Irrigation (fixed costs)5              year            $107.00       0.5             $53.50
Irrigation (operating costs)5          acre inch         $6.00         4             $24.00
Harvesting                             acre            $175.00         1            $175.00
Hauling                                acre             $40.00         1             $40.00
                     Total Fixed Costs                                                 $395.50

Total Cash Costs                                                                    $794.37
Expected Returns (price x yield)                                                   $1,105.50
Net Available for Rent or Land Payment                                              $311.13

1
    Generally one application for aphids and one application cucumber beetle. Average cost per acre for 2 applications: $17.15

2
An application of Ranman 2.75 fl oz/A + Bravo 2 pt/A costs approximately $29.75

3
    Fee for short term rental (~15 days) during the pollination period. Season long rental is in the range of $70 - $105 per colony.

4
    Cells , from left to right, correspond to total variable costs, number of months interest is charged, and interest rate.

5
 Irrigation cost are highly variable depending upon power source, fuel price, system size and system purchase price.
Use accompanying irrigation cost calculator to determine your irrigation costs.
PICKLING CUCUMBERS - MACHINE HARVEST
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crop Budget
Actual Costs - Enter your actual information in the yellow highlighted cells.
VARIABLE COSTS                                                                                                          Returns Based On Actual Costs
Input/Item                                Unit             Price/Unit Units/A       Cost/Acre                                              Price Assumptions ($/bu)
Nitrogen                                  lbs                    $0.49      100       $49.00                                             High       Average       Low
Phosphorous                               lbs                    $0.60       30       $18.00           Yield Assumptions (bu/A)         $6.80        $6.70       $6.60
Potassium                                 lbs                    $0.45       90       $40.50           Excellent            225        $735.63 $713.13       $690.63
Lime (prorated over 3 years)              ton                   $42.50        1       $14.17           Expected             165        $327.63 $311.13       $294.63
Seed                                      thousand               $2.20       58      $127.60           Poor                 120        $21.63 $9.63          -$2.37
Herbicide - Curbit                        pint                   $6.72        2       $13.44
Herbicide - Command                       oz                     $0.91        6       $5.46
Insecticide1                                                    $17.15        1       $17.15
                                                                                      $0.00
Fungicide - Previcur Flex2                pint                  $9.87        1.2      $11.84
Fungicide - Bravo                         pint                  $6.87          2      $13.74
Fungicide - Tanos                         oz                    $1.81          8      $14.48
Fungicide - Manzate (Pencozeb)            lbs                   $5.00        1.5      $7.50
                                                                                      $0.00
Bee Rental3                               colony               $35.00        1.5      $52.50
                                                                                      $0.00
                                                                                      $0.00
                                                                                      $0.00
                                                                                      $0.00
Interest on Variable Costs4                      $385.38            6     7.00%       $13.49
                 Total Variable Costs                                                   $398.87

FIXED COSTS (custom rates are used as a proxy for field operation costs)
Input/Item                         Unit           Price/Unit Units/A                Cost/Acre
Applying Fertilizer                application           $9.00           1            $9.00
Applying Chemicals                 application          $10.00           3            $30.00
Plowing                            acre                 $18.40           1            $18.40
Disk & Harrowing                   acre                 $15.50           1            $15.50
Sidedressing & Cultivating         acre                 $12.90           1            $12.90
Planting                           acre                 $17.20           1            $17.20
Irrigation (fixed costs)5          year               $107.00         0.5             $53.50
Irrigation (operating costs)5      acre inch             $6.00           4            $24.00
Harvesting                         acre               $175.00            1           $175.00
Hauling                            acre                 $40.00           1            $40.00
                                                                                      $0.00
                                                                                      $0.00
                                                                                      $0.00
                                                                                      $0.00
                                                                                      $0.00
                      Total Fixed Costs                                                 $395.50

Total Cash Costs                                                                     $794.37
Expected Returns (price x yield)                                                    $1,105.50
Net Available for Rent or Land Payment                                               $311.13

1
    Generally one application for aphids and one application cucumber beetle. Average cost per acre for 2 applications: $17.15

2
    An application of Ranman 2.75 fl oz/A + Bravo 2 pt/A costs approximately $29.75

3
    Fee for short term rental (~15 days) during the pollination period. Season long rental is in the range of $70 - $105 per colony.

4
    Cells , from left to right, correspond to total variable costs, number of months interest is charged, and interest rate.

5
 Irrigation cost are highly variable depending upon power source, fuel price, system size and system purchase price.
Use accompanying irrigation cost calculator to determine your irrigation costs.

								
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