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Group Title: Costs and returns from vegetable crops in Florida, with comparisons (Economic information report)
Title: Costs and returns from vegetable crops in Florida, with comparisons
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Title: Costs and returns from vegetable crops in Florida, with comparisons
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Publication Date: 1948-1949
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    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Front Matter
        Front Matter 1
        Front Matter 2
    Index
        Index
    Foreword
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    Definitions
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0.- ~


AND RETURNS


FROM


VEGETABLE


CROPS


IN FLORIDA


Seasons

1945-46
1946-47
1917-48
1948-49


Donald L. Brooke
Associate Agricultural Economist













FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL EXPERI,'!T STATIONS


February, 1950


Agricultural Economics Series No. o0-l
Preliminary Not for Publication


COSTS






PRINCIPAL JEGETABLE PRODUCING AREA OF FLORIDA


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Source: Florida Type of Farming Areas Map.
Sept., 1945
DLB:ms 500


Fla. Agri. Exp. bta.
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Area No.
1

2

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6


KEY TO PRINCIPAL VEGETABLE PRODUCING AREAS IN FLORIDA

Area Name Truck Crops Produced
Bradford Union Strawberries, snap beans, lima beans, green corn, Irish
potatoes, cucumbers.
La Crosse Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, peppers,
eggplant, green corn, snap beans, lima beans.
Hawthorne Lima beans, snap beans, cucumbers.

Marion Snap beans, cucumbers, squash, cabbage, eggplant,
peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, escarole.

Hastings Irish potatoes, cabbage.
Sanford Celery, cabbage, lettuce, escarole, snap beans, green
corn, peppers.
Oviedo Celery, cabbage, lettuce, escarole.
Zellwood Celery, lettuce, escarole, carrots, green corn, snap
beans.

Winter Garden Cabbage, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, es-
carole, snap beans.

Sumter Cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, strawberries.
Plant City Strawberries, peppers, squash, eggplant, tomatoes,
snap beans, green corn, cucumbers, lima beans, green
peas.

Manatee Ruskin Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, eggplant, cauli-
flower, lettuce, escarole, celery, green corn
Sarasota Celery.
Wauchula Cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, eggplant.
Ft. Myers Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes,
eggplant, peppers.
Immokalee Felda Cucumbers, tomatoes.
Collier Trail Tomatoes.

Everglades Celery, Irish potatoes, snap beans, lima beans, cabbage,
lettuce, escarole, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, green
peas, green corn.

Ft. Pierce Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, lima beans.
Martin Indian- Squash, snap beans, lima beans, tomatoes, cucumbers,
town sweet potatoes, cabbage, eggplant, peppers.
Pompano Snap beans, lima beans, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant,
squash, tomatoes.
Dania HallandaleTomatoes
Dade Tomatoes, Irish potatoes, snap beans, cabbage.

Escambia Irish potatoes, snap beans, cabbage.


9


12


19
20

21







INDEX


Per Acre Data

Beans, Lima . . .

Beans, Snap . . . .

Beans, Pole . . .

Cabbage . . . . .

Cauliflower . . . .

Celery. . . . . .

Corn, Sweet . .. . .

Cucumbers . . . &

Eggplant . . . .

Lettuce, Escarole, Romain

Peppers, Green. . .

Potatoes, Irish . o *

Squash* . . . .

Strawberries. . . .

Sweet Potatoes. *. .

Tomatoes. . . . .

Watermelons . . .

Per Unit Data

Lima and Snap Beans . .


Cabbage and Celery.


* .

. .

* .

. .

9 .

. .

* .

* .

* .

e. .




.9.
* .

* .

* 9

* .

. .

* .


. 9 9

* 9

9 .

* 9 9

. 9 9




9 9 .


* 9 9 9

* 9 9 .

* 9 9 ~

. S 9 *

* 9 9 9 .

* . 9 9

b 9 ~ 9 9

* 9 9

* 9 9 *


Pages

. . 1 5

. . 6 12

. . 13 14

. . 15 19

. . 20

. . 21 26

. . 27 31

. . 32 38

. . 39 43

. . 44 48

* . ~9 55

. 56 60

. . 61 63

. ; 64

. .. 65

. . 66 73

. 74 76


*


& .


Sweet Corn and Cucumbers. .. . . .

Eggplant and Lettuce, Escarole, Romaine

Green Peppers and Irish Potatoes. .

Squash and Tomatoes . . . . .

Watermelons . . . . * *














FOREWORD


This is the fourth in this series of summaries of costs and re-
turns from the principal vegetable crops by major producing areas in
Florida. There is a need among growers, commodity groups, research
workers, and teachers for current factual information of this type.
While all areas and all crops in the State have not been covered, it
is thought advisable to release what has been accomplished in order
that interested individuals and groups may have use of the data. It
is intended that this work will be continuous and yearly summaries
will be published.

Data in this summary were gathered by personal interview with
growers of the various vegetable crops. Growers records of actual pro-
duction costs were used when available, and estimates taken when records
were not kept. As complete a breakdown of costs as possible was obtained
from each grower. In so far as possible, growing and harvesting costs
have been separated and labor items excluded from costs of materials. In
a few cases where returns were not available from growers, they were com-
puted on the basis of average prices received for the crop as reported by
the Florida Crop and Livestock Reporting Service, U. S. D. A., Orlando,
Florida.



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


The writer wishes to express his appreciation to the vegetable
growers for their excellent cooperation, to the Florida Fruit and
Vegetable Association and the Florida Crop and Livestock Reporting
Service, U. S. D. A., Orlando, Florida, for much worthwhile assistance;
to Mr. C. H. Steffani, County Agent and Mr. J. D. Campbell, Assistant
County Agent, Dade County, Florida, for help in obtaining data; and to
Dr. R. E. L. Greene and Mr. A. H. Spurlock for valuable help and sugges-
tions. Much credit is due Dr. C. V. Noble, under whole direction this
study is being conducted.






DEFINITIONS

Per Acre Data:

Number of growers: Number of individual records or estimates of
crop costs and returns included in each crop summary.

Number of acres; The total acreage harvested by growers whose re-
cords or estimates were used.

Average acres per grower: The number of acres of the particular
crop harvested per grower contacted.

Average yield per acre: The number of units per acre harvested
per grower.

Land rent: In the interests of uniformity, land rent was charged
for all acreages and crops at the prevailing rate reported by growers in
the area. This was done to avoid difficulties of determination of a nor-
mal valuation, interest charge for use of land and capitalization of land
values in a period of fluctuating values and prices. Taxes on farm real
estate are excluded since rent is being charged.

Seed and seedbed: This item includes the cost of seed for planting
the crop. If a seedbed was used, the figures include cost of materials
for growing plants as well as seed costs, unless otherwise noted.

Fertilizer and side dressing or compost: This represents the actual
cost of nutrient materials added to produce the crop. Labor or machine
costs of application are not included.

Spray and dust: Spray and dust includes the cost of materials only
unless application labor is specified, in which case some machine costs
may also be present. If rare elements were added, for nutritional pur-
poses, their cost is also included here.

Airplane application: This item has been included separately when
possible and considered a common practice in the area. Firms performing
this work charge a flat rate of three to four cents per pound for appli-
cation of dust. This includes labor, gas and oil costs, maintenance, and
depreciation on the equipment.

Cultural labor: This item contains the cost of man labor whether
hired or .family, to produce the crop from ground preparation until ready
for harvest. If harvest labor has been included in any manner, it is so
noted. It does not include supervision by the operator, since his compen-
sation is to a great extent dependent upon returns from sale of the crop.

Machine hire: The cost per acre of machine work hired in produc-
ing the crop. This item includes labor cost of machine operator, gas, oil,
maintenance, and depreciation.

Mule feed: The cost per acre of maintaining work stock for the
period required to produce the crop is entered as mule feed. In a one-
crop area the yearly per acre cost of maintenance of the animals in in-
cluded.









Gas, oil and grease: The per-acre cost of gas, oil, and grease re-
quired to operate tractors, trucks, sprayers, and other machinery in pro-
ducing the crop is included in this item.

Repair and maintenance: This figure represents the cost of repairs
to equipment used in producing the crop. It also includes the small tools
such as hoes, rakes, and shovels purchased and charged off as a current ex-
penditure.

Depreciation: This includes the annual per-acre charge for depre-
ciation and obsolescence of equipment or labor quarters to allow for re-
placement costs, When actual depreciation charges could not be obtained
from records, they were computed by assuming a 10-year average life-use
on all equipment on the basis of replacement value as indicated by the
operator.

Licenses and insurance: The per-acre cost of license and insurance
items when chargeable to the farm business. Licenses include those for
trucks and autos used on the farm. Insurance includes crop and fire or
windstorm insurance on buildings and equipment. It does not include health
or accident insurance of operator but does include workmen's compensation
where paid.

Interest on production capital: Interest on production capital was
charged at the rate of 6 percent on all cash costs for the number of months
required to grow and market the crop. This percentage was used because it
is believed to be the normal interest rate for all price periods. It is
realized that production capital may be obtained from government organi-
zations at a lower rate, but seldom can growers secure capital at Lower
rates when dealing with commercial banks or individuals.

Interest on capital invested (other than land): It was extremely
difficult to find enough growers who had set up a depreciation schedule on
capital invested in machinery and equipment to make a fair interest charge
for its use. To accomplish this on an equitable basis for all growers
computations were made by assuming:

1. A 10-year life-use on all equipment.
2. All equipment one-half depreciated.

Interest on machinery and equipment was then computed at 6 percent for the
number of months of use in producing and marketing the crop.

Miscellaneous: This figure includes such items as office supplies,
administrative expense, legal and audit fees, telephone and telegraph, and
airplane application of dust or machine hire where the latter practices
were not general in the area.

Harvesting labor: Where possible harvesting labor has been divided
into two items; picking, and grading and packing. Picking, cutting, or
digging labor includes actual per-acre cost of harvesting the crop and pre-
paring it for movement to packinghouse or wash house. Washing or grading








and packing labor includes preparation of the product for shipment either
at field house or packinghouse. Where this is done for such crops as to-
matoes, celery, snap beans in the Everglades and Dade County, and Irish
potatoes, it is a contract charge and includes machinery, repair, and over-
head costs in addition to labor.

Containers: Cost per acre of hampers, crates, bags, or baskets in
which the product is moved to market is included as containers.

Hauling: Hauling is the per-acre cost of movement of the product
from field to packinghouse or loading point. It is usually computed on a
contract basis and includes labor and equipment items.

Commission: The packinghouse, market, sales organization, or dealer's
charge for handling the crop when deducted from producers F. 0. B. price is
included as commission.


Crop sales:
before deduction of
F. 0. B. returns on


Crop sales are the gross per-acre returns to the grower
growing, harvesting, packing, and selling costs, viz.,
a per-acre basis.


Net return: Per-acre return to the producer after deduction of all
expenses in producing and harvesting the crop is considered net return.

Per Unit Data:

Per unit costs and returns were computed by dividing the average
yield per acre in each area sample into the various items of cost shown
in the individual tables. They are averages of the data recorded and will
vary somewhat if other practices are followed in an area by different in-
dividuals.


















DLB:ab 1/27/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


III






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Lima Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1945-46 and 1948-49.

Item 1945-46 1948-49


Number of growers. . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


4
320.5
80.0
129.0


4
73.0
18.2
136.0


Growing costs:
Land rent. . . . . . .
Seed . . . . . 6 . . .
Fertilizer . . . . . . . .
Spray and dust . . .. . .
Airplane application . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . * *
Licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% h mo
Interest on capital invested (other than
Miscellaneous expense. . . .


Total growing cost . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . .. . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Com-ission . . . .


O * S 0 ~
O ~ ~ 0 0 S 0


Total harvesting cost. . . . .


Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . .
Net return . . . .


. a 0 0 S
* 0 0 ~ 0 *
* 0 0 ~ 0 0 0


1 Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 1,90
Reported by 2 growers averaging $12.24
3/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $13.90

Source: Grower records and estimates.


: Average per acre
$ 26.10 : $ 17.50
* : 15.94 : 18.54
S. : 22.73 : 9.23
* * 3,21 : 3.671/
S. : : 1.42=
S. : 15.84: 19.50
S. : 4.92 : 7.57
. . : 9.69 : 10.58
* .* : 5.19 : 10.32
. : 1.89 : 1.13
s.) : 2.13 1.80
land) .52 1.03
. : 6.12V: .7)//
. . : 114.28 $103.08



. $ 95.45 : $116.89
. . : 30.85 : 28.25
S. 3.03 : 33.61
S. : 8.55 : 19,94
. . : 10.423/: 14.60

. : $183.35 : $218.29

. . : $297.63 : $321.37
S. : $467.72 : $307.00
. . : $170.09 : -14.37

per acre.
and $ 1.48 per acre, respectively.
per acre.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


. .





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Lima Beans


Per Acre Costs and Returns
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47,


in the Hawthorne Area,
1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower * a
Average yield per acre (bushels) .

Growing costs:

Land rent. . . . . .
Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing .
Dust . . . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . ..
Repair and maintenance a .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

Total growing cost . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor. . . . . .
Grading and packing labor. . .
Containers . . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . . .


S S S ~

S ~ 5 0

. S 5 0


Total harvesting cost. . ..


* 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


: 19
: 497.0
: 26.2
: 66.0


13
393.5
30.3
94.0


10
299.0
29.9
111.1


Average per acre


1945-46

. . : 12
. . :346.8
S. . : 28.9




S. . :$ 3.89
.... : 12.15
S. . : 19.13

. . : 14.72
. . : 6.24
S. . : 4.39
S. . : 2.42
. . : 3.35
S. . : 3.64
. .: 1.42

. . : 1.40

. . : .36
. . : 2.49

. . :$ 75.60


39.55 :$ 35.24
16.78 : 18.06
18.07 : 19.34
3.43 : 5 .10
3.63:

81.46 :$ 77.74


5.38 :$ 6.30
18.78 21.30
25.48 : 24.21
.63: .4l^
18.15 14.60
2.082/: 1.97i
5.02i/: 2. 9
7.20 7.16
5.43 : 3.70
5.95 : 6.34
1.10 1.00

1.78 : 1.66

.59 .63

97.57 :$ 91.80



54.70 :$ 62.76
23.79 : 27.78
24.56 : 30.45
5.86 : 9.25


08.91 :$130.24


Total crop cost. . . . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . .


. :$157.06
S:$165.55
S. :$ 8.49


:$167.32
4.164.49
:' -2.83


:$206.48
:$268.58
:$ 62.10


:$222.04
:$251.18
:$ 29.14
**


1/ Reported by 5, 3, and 2 growers averaging $4.71, $2.72, and $2.20 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 5 and 4 growers averaging $. 5.40 and $4.92 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 4 and 3 growers averaging $16.31 and $8.29 per acre, respectively.
T/ Reported by 10 growers averaging $ 7.96 per acre.
5/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $10.89 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


-2-


DLB:mso 12/19/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


LI


4.67 :$
14.91 :
23.03 :
1.2 U/:
19.39 :


7.43
5.10
6.14 :
1.25 :

1.62 :

.61
4.19. :

89.58 :$


.*


:$





:$1






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Lima Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse Area,
Season 1948-49.

Item 1948-49
n ,un n n , n . n ,*


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels). .


6
4a.o
6.8
68.3


Growing costs:
---


Land rent . . . .
Seed. . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Side dressing .. . . .
Dust. . . .. . . .
Airplane application, . .
Cultural labor. .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . . . .
Licenses and insurance. .


. . . . . .
. . . . . .
. . . . .
. . . . .
. . . . .

. . . . . .
. . . a . .
. . . . . .
. a . . . .
. . . . a .
. a . . . .
. O .O . . .


Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land).

Total growing cost. . .. . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . . .
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission. . . . . .


. . . .
. . O. .
.o e . .


Total harvesting cost . . . . . .


Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . .
Net return. .. .. . . .


* a a a a a ~ ~
* a a a ~ a
* a a a a a ~ ~


* .
* .
* .


. .
* a
* .
. .

. .
. .
. .
. a






* .
* .
* a
* .



* .
* .
. .


Average per acre

$ 7.00
17.18
21.99
3.751/
2.722/

11.92
4.1 l/
4.72
2.39
6.04
.71
1.54
.60

$ 85.10



$ 46.26
18.68
5.48
6.83

$ 77.25

$162.35
$166.25
$ 3.90


I/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $11.25 per acre.
7/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 5.45 per acre.
3J Reported by 1 grower at $2.40 per acre.
E/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 6.20 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/30/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-3-


- -






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Lima Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1947-48 and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . . .
Q A


. . * a . .


VUe a a 0 . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . . . . . .
Side dressing. . . . . . . . .
Dust . . . . . . . . . .
Airplane application . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . . . .
Miule feed. . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6: mos.) .
Interest on capital invested (other than land)

Total growing cost . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . . . .
Hauling. . . . .
Commission . . . .


. S . . .
S . .

. . S . . .
. . .
,..o0


Total harvesting cost. . . . . . . .
Total crop cost. . .. . . . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . . . . . .


1947-48 : 1948-49

3 :
82.0 : 61.0
27.3 : 15.2
25.3 7: 4.$


Average per acre

:$ .50 : $ 4.50
: 18.11 : 17.12
: 20.28 : 20.68
2.3o0/: 4.381,
: : .62/
S 1.723/
: 15.00 : 14,25

: .35 /: 8,-3
: .62 : .56
: 3.51 : 4.01
3.59 : .82
.: 7 : 2.hh
S 1. 47 : 1.79
: .36 : .48

$ 79.06 : S 96.43

: 2

: $ 1.7 : $ 44.95
6.336/: 10.8o6/
: 7.23 : 20.32
2.20 : 4.18
2.53 : 7.45
: $ 32.76 : $ 87.78
$ 111.82 $ 184.21
$ 82.00 : $ 181.94
: $-29.82 : $ -2.27


y Reported by 2 growers averaging 4.20 and 6d. Y5
Reported by 2 growers averaging $9.30 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging $3.45 per acre.
7/ Reported by 1 grower at $6.00 per acre,
5/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $6.52 per acre.
5/ Reported by 2 and 3 growers averaging $9.50 and
spectively.
Source: Grower estimates,


per acre, respectively.




$14.50 per acre, re-

DLB:mso 12/29/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec.- 750


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Preliiiiiary -- Jot for Publication
Lima Beans
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the ?ompano Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


1946-47 1947-48 : 1948-49


3
38.0
12.7
106.3


8
134.0
16.8
95.0


Average per acre


Land rent. . . . :. . .
Seed . . . . . . . . . :
Fertilizer . . . . . . :
Dust . . . . . . . . . :
Airplane application . . . . :
Cultural labor . . . . . . :
Machine hire . . . . . . . :
Mule feed. . . . . . . . . :
Gas, oil and grease. . . . . . :
Repair and maintenance .. . . . :
Depreciation . . . . . . . & :
Licenses and insurance a . . :
Interest on production capital (6- 4 mos.):
Interest on capital invested (other
than land) . . . . . . :
Miscellaneous expense. .. . . . . :


30.48 :$ 24.69 :$
22.00 : 20.19
51.42 : 47.96
10.00 : 8.09 :
1.501/: 2.491/:
20.67 : 25.25 :
: 3.5j/:
6.28 : 4.283/:
7.43 : 12.94 :
6.12 : 10.23 :
9.0o : 9.48 :
1.71 2.30 :
3.31 3.24 :

.90: .95
8.06 :


Total growing cost ....


. . . . .


:$178.92 :$175.60


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. .
Containers . .
Hauling. . . .
Commission . .

Total harvesting cost.

Total crop cost. . .
Crop sales . . .
Net return . . ..


. . . . . :$ 78.30
. . . . . : 30.68
. . . . .. : 4.96
. . . . . 7.32

0 . . . . :$121.26


* . . . U C *
* . C * ~ ~ C C
* U ~ ~ U ~ ~ ~ ~


:$300.18
:$114.6o
: 0114.42


SReported by 1, 6, and 4 growers averaging $4.50, $3.32 and .3.22 per
acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 3 and 8 growers averaging 0 9.37 and $5.36 per acre, re-
spectively.
R/ reported by 7 and 6 growers averaging $ 4.89 and $4.21 per acre, re-
spectively.
/ Reported by 2 and 6 growers averaging $12.09 and '4.30 per acre, re-
spectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/16/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


Growing costs:


9
538.0
59.8
133.1


23.89
18.96
51.88
7.58
1.431/
22.75
4.762/
2.803/
9.83
7.02
6.55
2.53
3.13

.65
2.87Y


:$166.63



:$ 96.61
: 36.88
: 13.87
: 9.66

:$157.02

:$323.65
:4433.27
:$119.62


:$ 67.34
: 26.69
: 6.97
: 5.88

:$106.88

:3282.48
:$212.97
:$-69.51




Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade County Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . *. .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . . . . * *


Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . .
Dust .. . . . . .
Airplane application . .
Cultural labor . . .
Machine hire . ..
Mule feed . . .. .
Gas, oil and grease. . .
Repair and maintenance .
Depreciation . . . .
Licenses and insurance .


* 0 *
* 0 S
S * ~

* 0 0 *
* 5 0 0
* 0 0 0


O 0 S
* 5 0 *


*


0


Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . *
Interest on capital invested (other
than land) . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


S1945-46 : 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49
; S* ______*


: 3
: 425.0
: 141.7
: 116.7


11
735.0
66.8
103.0


6
850.0
141.7
111.3


Average per acre

:$ 15.00 :$ 16.25 :$ 19.58 :
10.93 : 13.87 : 15.h5 :
17.87 : 26.83 : 30.57 :
: .77 6.33 : 5.92
: 3.03 : .98: 1.001/:
: 6.90 : 15.53 : 16.17 :
: 17.67/: 1.00/,:

: 6.81 : 6.75 :
7.14 : 4.23 :
7.00 : 8.76 :
1.51 : 3.45 :

: 1.6 : 1.97 : 2.08


S 70 :
1.695/: 1:825/:


.88
.755/:


: 7
:1140.0
: 162.9
: 149.7


21.43
18.19
22.20
3.29
2.161/
18.25

1.66/
6.92
5.07
10o. 1
2.30

2.04

1.0O
.375/


. :$ 79.2 :$108.20 :$115.64 :$115.33


Picking labor. . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . . .
Hauling.. . . . .
Conmiission . . . .


. S S 5 0

* . 5 0 5

* S 0 5


Total harvesting cost. . . . . .


:$ 82.50 :$ 66.0o :o 71.16 :$ 95.46
: 32.33 : 17.676: 26.20 : 3.36/
: 31.83 : 24.02 /: 33.65 : 36.23L/
23.3 : 8.49: 11.40 : 12.75
: 11.67 : 8.53-: 9.88 : 13.68

:$181.67 :$124.76 0152.29 :$186.46


Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . .
Net return . . .


* 0 0 0 0

S S S S


:$261.09
:$312.50
:$ 51.41


:$232.96 :$267.93
:$239.42 :$288.88
:$ 6.46 :$ 20.95


I/ Reported by 3, 1, and 5 growers averaging $3.60, 36.00, and $3.02 per acre,
respectively.
2/ Planting, lug-out and hauling on contract basis includes labor and machine
operating costs.
3/ Reported by 1 grower at $11.00 per acre.
/ Reported by 2 and 4 growers averaging $2.26 and $2.90 per acre, respectively.
j/ Reported by 2, 4, 2, and 2 growers averaging $2.54, $5.00, $2.25, and $1.30 per
acre, respectively.
6/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $32.39 and $33.07 per acre, respectively.
7/ Reported by 7 and 6 growers averaging $37.74 and $42.27 per acre, respectively.
]T/ Reported by 10 growers averaging $9.39 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:mso 1/27/50


:$301.79
:$374.82
:$ 73.03


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:*


Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49,

Item : 1945-46 \ 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


Number of growers. . . . .
}Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower . a
Average yield per acre (bushels) .

Growing costs:

Land rent. . . . .
Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . ..
Dust . . . . . . .
Airplane application . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance a . .
Interest on Droduction capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . .


Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:
Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Other. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . .


: 11
:4260.0
: 387.0
: 101.0


: 9
:2870.0
: 319.0
: 82.0


: 17
:7438.0
: 438.0
: 99.0


: 19
:10415.0
: 548.2
: 98.9


Average per acre


* . .
C C C ~
C C C
. C ~ C
C C ~ C
C ~ C
. 0 C C C
. C C *
C C ~ C *
. . S C
C C ~ C


* C C
. C C ~ C

* . .


23.58 :3
10.47 :
13.92
5.63
1.321/:
14.10

5.53
6.12 :
5.74 :
.93

1.69 :

.57 :
2.7LI/:


14.80 :$
10.55 :
11.16 :
4.65 :
.971/:
15.27

4.99
5.84 :
11.77
.65 :

1.39 :
1.18 :
.66_1/:


92.34 :$ 83.88 :$


77,33 :; 63.23
22.20 : 17.19
29.43 : 24.36
10.27 : 7.58
1.09 8.16
7.19W: 8.16


18*88 : 0 19.53
11.85 : 16.32
10,70 : 8.96
5.12 : 3.80
11 .l:/ 1.16
16.19 : 14.84,
3.59/: .96
9.32 8.07
9.71 : 7.42
7.21 : 7.09
1.25 : 1.51

1.77 : 1.68

.72 : .71
.432/: 1.202

98.15 : $ 93.25


75.76 :
19.19W:
29.12 :
8.74 :

9.91


31
2/








V


$ 76.92
19,85
28.57
12.49

10.32


Total harvesting cost. . . . . :$147.51 :$120.52 :0142.72 : $148.15


Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


. :'239.85 :$204.40 :$240.87 : $241.40
. :$254.02 :$199.75 :$253.80 : $224.27
. :$ 14.17 :$ -4.65 :$ 12.93 : $-17.13


1/ Reported by d, 5, 13, and 13 growers averaging 1,
per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 10 and 8 growers averaging $6.11 and
_/ Reported by 4, 3, 3, and 11 growers averaging $7
per acre, respectively,
4/ Reported by 16 growers averaging $20.39 per acre.
/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $ 5.93 per acre.
_/ Reported by 10 growers averaging 3 7.91 per acre.

Source: Grower records and estimates.


.01, ;1.74, 1.04, aid 41.69
$2.28 per acre, respectively.
.54, $1.97, $2.46, and $2.07




DLB:mso 1/14/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


*
*

*





Preliminary -- Hot for Publication


Snap Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Hawthorne Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


: 1946-47 1947-48 : 1943-49


Number of growers. . . . . .
Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . . .
Average yield per acre (bushels) . .

Growing costs:

Land rent. . . . . . . .
Seed . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing . .
Dust . .. . .. . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . .. . . .
Mule feed. . .. . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . . .
Repair and maintenance ... . .
Depreciation . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital (6% -
Interest on capital invested (other
than land. . . v *. .
Miscellaneous expense. . . .

Total growing cost . .. . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . . .
Hauling, . . . . .
Commission . . . . .

Total harvesting cost. . .

Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


* .
* . .
4 4 4
. 4 *
* 4 4

* 4 4 4


: 5
: 60.0
: 12.0
: 77.4


9
92.0
10.2
66.7


9
94.O
10.4
72.1


: Average per acre

S. :$ 4.00 :$ 5.00 :$ 5.78
. . : 6.90 : 7.63 : 17.75
. . : 22.41 : 23.79 : 22.00
....: 1.331/: /: .491/
. . : 19.50 : 17.72 : 14.17
* . : : .78 /: 2.19Z/
. . 1.792/: 2.760/
. . : 8.44 : 6.51 : 7.04
S. . : 7.10 : 5.49 : 3.82
. . : 6.46 : 5.83 : 5.22
: 1.41 : 1.06 : 1.00
4 mos.) : 1.4 : 1.43 : 1.54

S. : .65 : .58 .52
. . : .80o :

. . :$ 80.44 :$ 79.06 :$ 84.28



. :$ 44.10 :$ 38.77 :$ 38.89
. .. : 20.02 15.675/: 18.04
S. . : 22.07 : 17.58 : 20.14
S. . : 6.80 : .16 : 5.52
. . : .966 :

S. :$ 92.99 :$ 77.14 :$ 32.59


* 4 4 4 ~
* 4 4 4 . 4
. 4 4 4 4 4 4


:-173.43
:V220.30
4 46.87


:$156.20 :1l66.87
:4222.45 :0155.36
:$ 66.25 :0)-11.51



1/ Reported by 1, 1, and 2 growers averaging 06.67, $4.00, and $2.20 per acre,
respectively.
2/ Reported by 2 and 4 growers averaging $8.00 and $4.92 per acro, respectively.
7/ Reported by 2 and 3 growers averaging $8.06 and 38.29 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 1 grower at $4.00 per acre.
Reported by 8 growers averaging $17.63 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging 0 4.30 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/19/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Snap Beans
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47,, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . .. . .
Average acres per grower . . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)
Growing costs:
Land rent. . . . . . .
Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . ..
Side dressing. . . . . .
Dust . . . . . . .
Airplane application . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . ..
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . ..
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. ..

Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:
Picking labor. . . . . .
Grading and packing labor. . .
Containers . . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . . .


Total harvesting cost. . .


Total crop cost. . . . . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . . . .


1945-46 196-47 : 1947-48 1948-49

: 10 : 13 9 : 14
131.5 : 97.0 : 70.0 : 137.0
13.2 : 7.5 : 7.8 9.8
86.6 102.0 : 61.0 : 121.6


Average per acre


.~ ~rvr~ .t


S. l .. ,


6A -


. . : 12.18 : 12.22 : 14.07
. : 20.06 : 21.36, 28.10
. 2.221/: 1.8 :.221
. . : .89/ .397: 1.111
. . : : :
. : 1.8 : 12.29 : 12.
. .. : 1.0L/: .,: .4
. : 7.31 : 6.222/: 4.52
. : 5.62 : 5.04 : 5.23
. .. : 5.7 : 5.45 : 2.90
. : 5.7 : 5.50 : 4.80
. . : 1.24 : 1.25 : .67
. . 1.5 : 1.46 : 1.60
55. . .84
S. : .27/:.
. . :$ 8.0 :$ 80.32 :$ 86.77


:$ 4o.127/::$ 56.80 : 33.61)
: 7.39: 25.79 1 )
19. 43 30.81 17.28
: .6/- 6.69 5.39
: 12.6 : 10.79 6.10
:p 8$.16 :$130.88 :$ 62.I1
: .169.56 :$211.20 :$149.18
:$217.7$5 :N310.61 :$223.3?
:4 8.19 :' 99.41 :$ 74.21


/
/

/


Reported by 6, 7, and 6 growers averaging 03.71, .5.96, ",5.43, and W7.25
per acre, regpectiv.oly.
Reported by 6, 3, 5, and 11 growers averaging $1.h3, $1.71, $2.06, and '6.88
er acre, respectively.
reported by 8 growers averaging $ 3.01 per acre.
Reported by 4, 2, and 1 growers averaging $2.51, $2.22, and $5.00 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by 12 and 10 growers averaging $6.7h and %6.54 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 2 growers averaging $ 1.76 per acre.
Reported by 9 growers averaging $44.58 per acre.
Reported by 5 growers averaging 14.73 per acre.
Reported by 7 growers averaging $27.76 per acre.
Reported by 8 growers averaging $ 7.00 per acre.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $31.56 per acre.
rce: Grower estimates. .9- DLB:mso 12/29/49
Exp. Sta., Agi Ec. 750


2/
3/

5/

7/

To/
I/
Sou


I


- ----~~


----


:$ 7.11
16.29
: 24.19
: 3.1
: 1.723
,: 11.68

S .67-i
6.h9
4: .13
S5$.57
1.03

1.72
.56

:$ 94.03


$ 68.14)
33.33
10.67
12.16
:$124.30

:$218.33
:4326.93
:$108.60


. . .




Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 : 1948-49

7 : 7 : 10 :10
. : 145.0 : 131.0 : 148.0 : 217.0
. : 20.7 : 18.7 : 14.8 : 21.7
. : 92.9 : 84.0 : 46.8 : 96.2


Average per acre


Land rent. . . .
Seed . . . .
Fertilizer . .


* . .
* . .
* . .


Side dressing. . . . . .
Dust . . . . . . .
Airplane application . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . ..
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . .
Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:


. .


5.28 ;$
7.07 :
15.86 :
4.0oo/:

19.86 :
4.00 /:
7.76Z/:
3.30 :
4.91 :
4.84 :
1.0 ::

1.49 :

.3:
.320/:
80.75 :


4.57 :$
7.50 :
17.75 :
2.32/:


15.93 :
1.7 5/:
7.U2i/:
4.38 :
3.92 :
3.36 :
1.13 :

1.35
.34 :-
.61Q/:
72.31 :$


5.35 :$ 5.00
9.75 : 10.34
15.421/: 15.24
2.962/: 3.134
1.12 /: 2.23
: .88]
13.65 : 12.65
.2 : 1.50
5.00-: 6.41.
5,27 : 6.33
4.47 : 3.96
3.84 : 4.36
.95 : 1.38
1.28 : 1.38
.38 : .44

69.65 :$ 75.23
*:


Picking labor. . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . . .


Total harvesting cost. . . .
Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . .
Net return . . . . . .


. . . :$ 54.11
. . . : 13.46
. . : 25.54
. . . : 5.71
. . . : 13.93
. . . :$112.75
. . :$193.50
. . . :$215.74
. . . :4 22.24


:$ 48.06
: 15.32
: 22.11
3.79
6.06
:$ 95.34
:$167.65
:$262.01
3: 94.36


.1'


28.69 :$ 62.75.
2.05W : 13.28
13.3,. 26.82
2.90 -/: $.31
4.68 : 9.62
51.66 :$117.78
-21.31 :$193.01
.51.91 :,267.97
30.60 :$ 74.96


Reported by 9 growers averaging $17.13 per acre.
Reported by 6, 4, 7, and 6 growers averaging $4.67, $4.10, $4.23, and $5.22 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 1 and 4 growers averaging $11.20 and $ 5.58 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 2.20 per acre.
Reported by 4, 2, 1, and 3 growers averaging $7.00, $6.00, $2.10, and $5.00 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 6, 6, 6, and 9 growers averaging 19.06, $8.66, $8.33, and $7.12 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 6 growers averaging $ 1.26 per acre.
Reported by 1 and 2 growers averaging $ 2.24 and $ 2.12 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 2 and 6 growers averaging $10.25 and $22.12 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 9 growers averaging $ 3.22 per acre.


rce: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/29/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


V


V


1/

3/




7/

LO/
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.*
*


3/




Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Pompano Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1983-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower .*
Average yield per acre (bushels)


1945-46

: 9
:6566.0
: 729.6
: 100.9


1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49

: 17 : 20 : 18
:5755.0 :6971.0 :7919.0
: 338.5 : 349.0 : 439.9
: 93.2 : 84.o : 106.6


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . . . . .
Seed . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing . ..
Dust . . . . . . . .
Airplane application . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . .
Depreciation . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . ..
Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:
Picking, grading and packing labor .
Containers . . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . . . .
Commission . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost. . . .

Total crop cost. . . . . .
Crop sales . .. . . .
Net return . . . . . . .


21.54
11.18
27.14
4.99

21.57
6.39-/



5.69
1. 10L

2.29

.57,
3.87~/


. :$123.26


. :$ 64.71
. ; 26.23
.. : 8.12./
, : 6.20

. :$105.26

. :q228.52
. :$279.78
. :$ 51.26


Average per acre

:$ 23.32 :, 22.63
: 11.56 : 14.09
: 30.84 : 32.35
: 10.57 : 6.49
: 2.151/: l.U1
20.27 : 10.2
./ 3.91e
4 4.532/: h.33_
3.61 : 9.67
7.61 : 10.08
: 7.94 : 6.92
: 1.52 : 1.73

: 2.47 2.51

: .79) : .69
2.67/: .87
:$134.85 :$135.92


:$ 63.47 :h 55.77
, 26.63 : 23.44
6.14 : 5.50
: 5.51 : 5.06

:$101.75 :$ 89.77

:$236.60 :$225.69
:$255.73 :$201.34
:$ 19.13 :-24,35


: 20.87
16.13
34.94
5. 48
:/: 1.061/
19.45
/: 4.462/
: 9.63
7.55
6.94
: 2.36

: 2.59

.: 69
_ 2.66W
:$139.61


:$ 67.42
: 29.68
: 10.47
6.02

:$113.59

:$253.20
:$276.06
: 22.86


1/ Reported by 12, 13, and 8 growers averaging $ 3.04, $2.17, and $2.39 per
respectively.
2/ Reported by 5, 13, and 16 growers averaging $11.50, $6.02, and $5.39 per
respectively.
3/ Reported by 6, 16, 18, and 14 growers averaging $ 5.36, $4.82, $4.81, and
"- $5.74 per acre, respectively.
V/ Reported by 8 growers averaging $9.46 per acre.
Reported by 7 growers averaging $1.1l per acre.
/ Reported by 3, 7, 3, and 8 growers averaging $11.60, $6.48, $5.82, and
$5.98 per acre, respectively.
7/ Reported by 8 growers averaging $9.13 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:mso 1/24/50


acre,
acre,


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i I I


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Snap Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sanford Area,
Season 19l -49.


Item 1948-49
*


Number of growers . . . . ..
Number of acres . . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . . .
Average yield per acre (bushels). .


. . . .
. . . .
. . . .
. . . .
0o

0


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . ..
Seed. . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . ..
Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.)..
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Miscellaneous expense . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . .


a . .


. . . . .


Average per acre

$ 21.43
19.99
46.31
4.221/
15.50
.812/
12.62
11.64
11.60
1.69
2.73
1.16
2.35~/

$152.04


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . .
Containers . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . ..


* . a .


* 4 4 4

* a a a


S.. . . . . ..


Total harvesting cost .. . . . . ....


Total crop cost . . .
Crop sales. . . . .
Net return. . . .


* a a a a a a
* a a a a a a a a
* a


1/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $4.92 per acre.
2/ Reported by 1 grower at $5.64 per acre.
J/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $5.h8 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 1/3/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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7
74.5
10.6
121.3


$ 76.31

3.64
13.38

$127.75

$279.79
$309.79
$ 30.00







Preliminary Not for Publicatidn

Pole Beans


Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade
Season 1948-49.


Item


County Area,


1948-49


Number of growers
Number of acres .
Average acres per
Average yield per

Growing costs:


grower. .
acre (bushels).


Land rent . . . . . .
Seed, . . .. a
Fertilizer. . . . . . .
Dust. . . . . . . . .
Airplane application. . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . .
Depreciation. . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . *.. .
Interest on production capital(6 -
Interest on capital invested (other
Miscellaneous expense . . . .


S. mos)





. o o .


Total growing cost. . . . . . . ....

Harvesting costs:


Picking and packing labor . .. .
Containers. . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . .
Commission.. . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . . .

Total crop cost . . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . .
Net return. . . . . . . .


. 0 0


* . 0 0 ~
6 6 6 ~ *
9 S S S *


5
235.0
47.0
276.2

Average per acre

$ 22.50
15.70
39.00
9.13
6.34
94.20
2.131/
8.0o
5.95
9.97
2.15
4.75
1.00
32. 7

$ 253.33



$ 149.82
81.92
19.01
25.62

$ 276.37


529.70
886,09
356.39


1/ Reported by 3 growers averaging


0,355 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 1/27/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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= _ __ __ __ _1__ _





Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Pole Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Ruskin Area,
Season 1948-49.

Item 1948-49
Item


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .* *
Average yield per acre (bushels).


5
136.0
27.2
157.2


Growing costs:


Land rent . . & 0 e * * * *
Seed. . . . . . * * * -
Fertilizer. . . . * * * *
Spray and dust. . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . * *
Machine hire. . . . .. .. .. * * * *
Mule feed . . . . . .. . * *
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . * *
Repair and maintenance* . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . * * *
Licenses and insurance. . . . . . . *
Interest on production capital (6; 4 ros.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land). .
Miscellaneous expense . . .. . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking and. packing labor .
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission. . *. e* e .

Total harvesting cost . *.

Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . .
Net return. . . . . .


* 0
* *
* *
* *


O 0 0
* *
* *
* *


. a 0 0 * 0


* *
00 0


* 5 5

* 5 0


0 -

*



S
O 5


* 5
* S
O 5







0








* a
0


Average per acre

$ 28.23
6.50
62.63
11.40
88.80
5.68/

18.55
20.55
18.o4
6.69
5.22
1.80
9.49-'

$285.92



$117.12
46.18
7.99
20.84

$192.13

$478.05
$564.30
$ 86.25


1/ Reported by 4 grao.rers averaging 5 2.92 per acfe.
f/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $11.86 per acre,


Source: Growers estimates.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., 750


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cabbage

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


1945-46 : 1946-47 1947-48 : 198-49


Item


Number of growers. . . . . .
Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . ..
Average yield per acre (50# sacks or


. . :,
* . :
. . :
crates)


4
220.0
55.0
325.0


5
175.0
35.0
414.8


10
780.0
78.0
409.0


: 8
:1125.0
: 14o.6
: 328.2


Growing costs:

Land rent. . . .
Seed and seedbed . .
Fertilizer . . .
Spray and dust . .
Airplane application .
Cultural labor . .
Machine hire . . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance
Depreciation . .
Licenses and insurance
Interest on production
(6% 4 mos.). . .


* S

capital
* S .


Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

Total growing cost . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Cutting and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Ice and other. . . . .
Commission . . . . .

Total harvesting cost. . .

Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return . . .


S
S
1


. . . :3
*
*

. . . :
S S S e
. . :
. . . :
. . . :
. . . :
. . . :
. . :


. . . :
. . . :



. . :
. . . :

. . . :3

. ... :$i
*










. . :
. . : 3
. . . :
. . . :
* . . 0


. S . 0
. . . :03
*. .
S S *
. S S*

S ~ S *
. .*
. :*
. .



. . . :
S S S *


Average per acre

15.00 :$ 19.80 :$ 17.45,
8.06/: 6.361/: 8.652
9.73 : 9.24 : 14.35
17.49V/: 12.21-/: 8.743
1.05z
29.76 : 34.83 : 46.40
: : 2.79!
5.65 : 7.17 : 9.34
3.89 : 7.18 : 10.01
4.92 : 6.54 : 7.32
.76 : 1.13 : 1.41

1.81 : 2.03 : 2.41

.49 .65 : .73
: 3.506/: .1

97.56 :$110.64 :$130.79


39.38 :3 61.48 :$ 54.32
65.88 : 91.51 : 136.32
20.62 : 29.14 : 29.90
17.00 : 11.50/: 25.20
30.00 : 44.48 : 34.70

.72.88 :3238.11 :$280.44


770.44
02.56
32.12


:$348.75
:0408.3 2
:3 59.57


:3411.23
:$424.06
:$ 12.83


:$ 17.20
/: 8.26]
: 11.88
S 7.74
LI ^
4 48.07
: .95-
9.99
: 12.04
6.65
1.57

2.40

: .66
S1.86

:0129.76


:3 50.4o
: 119.92
19.04
30.05
30.53

:$249.94

:0379.70
:0413.34
:3 33.64


1/ Planted in drill.
Y/ Includes some airplane application.
3/ Reported by 5 and 2 growers averaging $2.10 and $1.95 per acre, respectively.
I/ Reported by 5 and 2 growers averaging '5.53 and $3.30 per acre, respectively.
]/ Reported by 2, 1, and 5 growers averaging !8.76, 01.41, and $2.98 per acre,
respectively.
6/ Reported by 2 growers averaging Q"28.75 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/14/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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V/





V
L/






Preliminary -- Hot for Publication
Cabbage

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Hasti.gs Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . . * *
Number of acres. . . * * * * *
Average acres per grower . . . . .
Average yield per acre (50# sacks or crates) .


1946-47 1947-48 1948-49


24
341.0o
35.0
273.9


: 28
:1430.5
: 51.1
: 331.0


: 22
:1003.5
: 45.6
: 351.0


Growing costs:

Land rent. . .
Seed and seedbed .
Fertilizer . . .


Average per acre


0 0 * *
. . . . *
. . a * * *


Side dressing. . . . .
Dust . . . . . .. ..
Cultural labor . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . *
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation .. . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
Interest on capital invested (
land). . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

Total growing cost . . . .


* * *


* a *
* * .
. . . *.
*. . .
. S * *
. . .*
(60 4 mos
0 o o o o
a, O O



(6c/- mos


other than
* * .


* a * .
* . . .


: $

*
*
*f
*
:

:



.) :
:*
:


18.10 :$
9.52
39.07
7.32-:
6.20
39.77 :
1. li2/:
7.36
9.07 :
10.12 :
1.40 :
2.80 :

1.01 :
.823/:


:$153.67 :$:


16.52 :$ 17.61
13.15 : 15.07
44.06 : 60.21
10.601/:
6.94 : 12.98
39.07 : 42.15
.96./: o93V/
8.54 9.9*i
8.30 : 3.28
9.82 : 9.5
1.90 : 1.87
3.02 : 3.41

.98 : .96
.77V/: 1.28V/
L64.63 :$184.24


Harvesting costs:

Cutting and packing labor. .
Containers . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Ice and other. . . . .
Commission . . . .

Total harvesting cost. . .

Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . .


. 9 . a a
. . . a .
. . . S
. a . a *
. . . a .
a

. S ~ ~ ~ ~
. a S ~
a a . a


. :$ 26.09 :$ 33.78 :$ 40.13
. : 58.66 : 75,02 : 102.45
S: 8.1o4/: 14.50/: 19.16W
. : .74/-: 1.495/
. : 16.66 /: 25.66/: 26.92/

. :$110.25 :$148.98 :$190.15

. :$263.92 :$313.61 :$374.39
* :$240.0o :$401.78 :$305.61
. :$-23.92 :$ 88.17 :$-68.78


1/ Reported by 19 and 23 growers averaging $9.25 and $12.91 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 8, 8, and 5 growers averaging $ 3.33, $ 3.36, and $ 4.10
per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 1 7, and 8 growers averaging $ 1.79, $ 3.06, and $ 3.51
per acre, resDectively.
4/ Reported by 16, 24, and 20 growers averaging $12.14, $16.97, and $21.03
per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 1 grower at $17.70 and $32.70 per acre, respectively.
7/ Reported by 1l, 23, and 17 growers averaging $28.57, $31.21, and $34.84
per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 12/21/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


ft


*
*
*
*


*


.*






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cabbage

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Ruakin Area,


It

Number of growers. . .
Number of acres. . .
Average acres per grower
Average yield per acre (5


Growing costs:

Land rent, . . .
Seed and seedbed . .
Fertilizer . . .
Spray and dust . .
Cultural labor . .
Machine hire . .
Mule feed. . . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance
Depreciation . .
Licenses and insurance
Interest on production


Interest on capital im
Miscellaneous expense.

Total growing cost . .


Harvesting costs:


Cutting and packing lal
Containers . . .
Hauling. . . . .
Commission ... . .

Total harvesting cost. .

Total crop cost. .. .
Crop sales . . . .
Net return . . .


1947-48 : 1948-49


7
143.0
20.4
314.0


9
202.0
22.4
338.8


3asons 1947-48 and 1948-49.

.em

* . :

* . . . . " :
0# sacks or crates) . :





a 0: 0
. S . . :
. 0 0 0 0 :








capital (6 4 4 mos.) .
vested (other than land) :


. . . . :



or.




. . . . . . :


. . . . . :
. . . . . :


/ Reported by 6 growers averaging 610.24 per acre.
/ Reported by 4 and 7 growers averaging $6.60 mad $6.12 per acre, re-
spectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-17-


Average per acre

$ 27.50 : $ 24.23
14.29 : 9.06
43.71 : 46.90
12.63 : 12.25
45.07 46.28
8.77i/: 10.09
6.92 : 6.82
15.11 : 19.48
17.63 : 18.88
18.55 : 15.04
3.87 : 5.01
3.99 : 4.07
1.85 : 1.53
3.77/: 476/

$223.66 : $ 224.40



$ 38.47 : $ 36.20
83.77 : 96.61
17.75 : 12.17
24.27 : 32.32

$164.26 : $ 177.30

$387.92 : $ 401.70
$371.91 : $ 301.68
$-16.01 : $-100.02






Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Cabbage

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


S1946-47 : 1947-48 1948-49


Number of growers. . . . * * *
Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . . . .
Average yield per acre (50# sacks or crates)


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . .
Seed and seedbed .
Fertilizer . ..
Side dressing. .
Dust . . . .
Cultural labor . .


O 0 0 0 0 * * 0 *
O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 ~ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O 0 0 0 0 * 0 0


Machine nhire . . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . * *
Gas, oil and grease. . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital (6, -
Interest on capital invested (other
than land) . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . . .


* 0 0 0
0
0 0
0 0
* 0 0 0
I 0 0 0
.4 inos.


I 0 0 0 0


:5
: 161.0
: 32.0
: 161.0



:$ 5.80


4
96.0
24.0
147.5


5
105.0
21.0
272.8


Average per acre

:$ 5.25 :$ 5.45


15.70
29.16
6.29

41.40 :
1.203/:
3.90_/:
5.22 :
5.08 :
4.64 :
1.10 :
2.42 :

.46. -
6.19J/


10.81 :
24.08 :
6.38 ,

37.25

5.26Y:
4.98 :
4.34 :
3.1) :
1.31
2.00

.32


6.30
21.671/
8.10o
4.98_/
38.00
,60-3/
4.66Z_/
5.28
3.71
3.96
.83
2.03

.40


Total growing cost . . ..


Harvesting costs:
Cutting and packing labor.
Containers . . . ..
Hauling . . . . .
Commission . . . .


1 0 . .0


O 0 0
* 0 0

* 0 0


Total harvesting cost. . . . . . .

Total crop cost. . . . . . *. .
Crop sales . . . . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . . . .


:$128.56 :$105.28


:$ 14.36 :$ 16.00
: 3.43 : 44.51
5.10 : 6.63
9.606/: 14.75

:$ 67.49 :$ 81.89

:4196.05 :$1d7.17
:$133.38 :$206.25
0-12.67 : 19.08


i/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $10.12 per acre.
O/ Reported by 1 and 2 growers averaging 0.4h5 and $12.45 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 1 grower at $6.00 and $3.00 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 3, 3, and 4 growers averaging $6.50, $7.02, and $5.82 per acre,
respectively.
5/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 7.74 per acre.
T/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $12.00 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/19/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


:$107.97


:$ 28.53
: 76.61
: 10.18
: 27.28

:$142.60

:$250.57
:$300.00
:4 49.43






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cabbage
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sanford Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1943-49.

Item 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 : 1948-49
S


Number of growers. . . . o . .
Number of acres. . . . . * :
Average acres per grower . . . .
Average yield per acre (50# sacks or crates).


6
71.5
11.9
384.3


9
98.8
11.0
431.3


17
198.3
11.7
417.0


20
306.0
15.3
371.3


Growing costs:
Land rent. . . * *
Seed and seedbed . .
Fertilizer a-d side dressing .
Spray and dust . . .. .
Cultural labor . . . .
Mule feed. . . *. . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .


. . :$ 25.00
. . : 15.21
, . : 65.51
. . : 8.63
. . : 56.73,
* . : 8.49;
. . : 14.18
. . : 21.09
. . : 17.95
. . : 6.97

. . : 4.61


. . .: 8.58.


Average per acre
:$ 25.00 :$ 40.38 :$ 34.21


L/.
- *


19.50 :
72-17 :
5.94 :
62.03 :
4.281/:
15.57 :
18.60 :
16.44 :
3.42 :

4.65

1.642:
6.08Z/:


18.71 :
72.02 :
9.89 :
71.20 :
2.861/:
12.18
16.81 :
14.80
3.21

4.99

1.48 :
1.91/:


13.86
70.17
10.95
62.56
./
13.55
1l.50
12.45
3.24

U.57

1.24
4.35;/


Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:
Cutting and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Ice and other. . . . .
Commission . .. . . .


9


0


Total harvesting cost. . ...


Total crop cost. . .
Crop sales . . .
Net return . . .


. 5 0 9 *
. . .
0 9 ~


I/ Reported by 5, 6, 8, and 4 grow


. :$254.75 :$255.32 :$270.49 :$246.56


. :$ 41.40 :$ 43.93 :6 47.63 :$ 39.61
. . : 66.77 : 81.48 : 89.37 : 94.90
. . : 7.152/: 12.673/: 11.76 : 12.20
. . : : 1.0 3.70 : 1.22/
. : 31265/: 42.20 : 42.39 : 36.64
. . :$146.58 :4181.33 :$194.85 :1834.57

. . :@4h01.33 :$436.65 :$465.34 :$431.13
. . :$361.70 :$396,59 :4620.67 :0333.16
. . a :4-39.63 :$-40.06 :0155.33 :4-97.97

ers averaging $10.19, 46.2, $6,06, and $ 4.54


per acre, respectively.
Reported by 5, 7, 5, and 8 growers averaging $10.30, 47.81, $6.59, and $10.89
per acre, respectively.
Reported by 5 and 8 growers averaging $8.58 and $14.26 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 1, 3, and 1 growers averaging $9.45, 420.96, and $24.50 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by 5 growers averaging 037.51 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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r






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Cauliflower
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Auskin Area
Season 1948-49.

Item : 1948-49
Item


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (crates)


* . 6 6 6 S
* 6 S * 6 *
* . . . .
* 6 6 6 6 6


Growing costs:


Land rent . . .
Seed and seedbed. . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Spray and dust. . . .
Cultural labor. . . .
Machine hire. . . .
Mule feed ... . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance. .
D -i 4-i-


. .
6 ~ 6 ~
. 6 6

6 ~ 6
. . .
6 6 6

. 6 *


* . 6 ~ 6 *

6 * ~ ~ 6 *
* . 6 ~ ~ S
* . S *


. . 6 ~
. . . 6 6 ~


JepeJ aL C l . . .* * .* .
Licenses and insurance. . . . .
Interest on production capital (6,a moo.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . .. . . . .


. 6


Harvesting costs:


Cutting and packing labor .
Containers. . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission. . . . .


* 6 6 * ~ 6 6 6 6
* 6 6 6
* 6 6 6 ~
S ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Total harvesting cost . . . . .


Total crop cost . ...
Crop sales. . . .
Het return. . . .


* 6 6 ~ 6
* 6 6 6 ~ 6 6
~ 6 5


Average per acre

$ 24.23
11.25
58.89
4.66
67.25
6.26
3.33
23.08
25.88
17.42
6.87
4.81
1.74
8.75

$264.42



$ 55.68
85.01
9.69
28.68

$179.06

$443.48
$443.59
$ 0.11


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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4
84.0
21.0
286.8


.*
.*
*
*
.*






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Celery
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 195-46 : 196-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49
It e** ____


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (crates)


: 9
:2037.0
: 226.0
: 419.0


10
2144.0
214. 4
352.9


12
2163.0
180.2
419.2


10
1924.0
192.4
567.7


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Spray and dust. . . .
Cultural labor. . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance. .
Depreciation. . . . .
Licenses and insurance. .
Interest on production capit
(6% 5 mos.) . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land) . .
Miscellaneous expense . .

Total growing cost. . .

Harvesting costs:


Cutting labor
"Jashing and packing
Containers. . .
Hauling .. . ..
Precooling. . .
Commission. . .


* 0
labor

. .
* .
* .


Total harvesting cost . ..

Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . .
Not return. . . .


/ Reported by 3, 6, and 2
respectively.
2/ Reported by 5, 8, 2, an
per acre, respectively.


gr


: Average per acre

. . :$ 21.07 :$ 21.58 :$ 19.06 :$ 19.28
. . . : 30.29 : 32.21 : 47.55 : 45.22
.... : 63.6 : 63.32: 80.44 81.96
. . : 32.61 : 50.35 : 41.00: 44.49
. . : 181.76 : 171.89 : 176.66 : 191.55
. . : : .9/: 5.151/: O. /
S. : 20.59 18.58 : 16.07 : 19.58
S.. : 32.36 : 26.63 : 21.5S : 22.35
S. . : 21.90 : 27.14 : 17.10 : 16.23
..... : 5.61 : 5.21: 3.03: 3.83
al
..... : 9.85 10.05 : 10.36 11.14
L : : : :
. ... : 2.7 : 3.39 : 2.h: 2.03
. . : 6.01/: 11.25/: 3.832/: 7.09./

S. . :$283 :$ 442.54 :$ 443.93 : U474.86



. : :$ 58.54 :$ 68.86 :$ 87.36
S. : 125.46 : 146.22 184.63
S: 136.41 173.27 232.30
..... : 26.54 : 37.30 : 51.58
S . : 38.89 : .36.43 : 54.40
S. : : 47.51 : 51.56 : 65.38

. : :$ 433.35 :$ 513.64 :$ 675.65

.. . : $ 875.89 : 957.57 :$1150.51
.. : :131.00 : 808.73 :$1787.57
... : $ 465.11 :3-148.34 :$ 637.06

owers averaging 5 3.13, '10.30, and $20.22 per acre,


d 6 growers averaging $10,82, $14.07, $23.00, and $11.82


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Celery

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Marion Area,
Season 1947-48.

Item 1947-48


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres .. . .
Average acres per grower. .
Average yield per acre (crates)


3
330.0
110.0
343.0


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . .
ilachine hire. . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . . . . .
Interest on production capital] (6/ 5 mos.)..
Interest on capital invested (other than land).
Miscellaneous expense . . . . .


Total growing cost. . .


Harvesting costs:

Cutting labor . .
Washing and packing
Containers. . .
Hauling . . .
Precooling. . .
Commission. . .


. 0 . . . 0 0


* .
labor
. .
* .
. .
. .


Total harvesting cost . .


Total crop cost . .
Crop sales. . ..
Net return. . . .


* 0 0

* 0 ~


0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


O ~ 0
* 0 0


Average per acre

$ 24.57
41.62
116.05
19.23
229.10
3.0311
18. 44
28.08
27.27
6.30
12.96
3.i41
1.832

$ 561.89



$ 73.21
129.31
130.37
24.43
29.41
38.67

$ 425.40

$ 987.29
$ 561.96
$-425.33


1/ Reported by 1 grower at $9.09
?/ Reported by 1 grower at $5.649


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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per acre.
per acre.






Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Celery
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48,


Oviedo Area,
and 1948-49.


Item : 195-6 : 1996-47 : 1947-48 1: 8-49
___ s ___-_____ :___ :_ :


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (crates)

Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing.
Spray and dust. . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . ..
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance. .
Depreciation. . . . .
Licenses and insurance. o .
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.) . . . .
Interest on cq ital invested
(other than land) . .
Miscellaneous expense . .

Total grovirng cost. . . .

Harvesting costs:


Cutting labor . .
Washing and packing 1
Containers. . .
Hauling . . ..
Precooling. . . .
Commission. . . .


* a
bor
. .


.


Total harvesting cost . .


: 3
: 179.0
: 59.7
: 674.0


4
302.0
75.5
477.2


h
586.0
146.5
602.0


6
805.0
13 .2
646.0


Average per acre


. . :$ 83.33
* : 66.27
. : 121.l1
S. . : 26.55
. . : 197.50
* . :
* . .
S. . : 20.52
S. . : 30.61
. . : 20.03
S. : 7.1U

. . : 13.93

. . : 2.50
. . : 3.851/

. . :$593.64



* . :
* . .
. . .
. 6 :
* .
. . :

* . :


5*'


106.67 :$ 60.62
34.61 : 22.22
172.83 : 148.01
28.23 : 45.57
169.54 : 237.45,
: .71
: 1.8)
24.45 : 23.65
1.67 : $5.92
25.38 33.62
10.25 : 10.91

15.25 15.74

3.17 4: .20
21.631/: 13.01

653.68 :$ 683.47



100.58 :$ 113.72
148.67 : 162.68
196.9h : 206.21
27.35 : 2:.50
54.0o : 67.64
47.16 : 43.49

574.74 :$ 618.24


:$ 63.89
: 25.01
136. 41
: 0.35
181.09.
/ $5.h45
2: 2.56.
20.71
: 33.o0
31.82
8.34

: 13.44

3.98
: lo.1I

:$ 586.93



:$ 104.92
: 190.17
: 2h.l17

: 66.99
: 59.55

:$ 700.21


L]


Total crop cost .. . . . . : :$1228.42 :$1301.71 :$1287.14
Crop sales. . . . . . . . :01888.06 :$1037.68 :$1882.11
Net return. . . . . . : :$ 655.64 :$-214.03 :$ 594.97

1/ Reported by 1 grower at $22.85 and $32.72 per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $3.67 and $7.67 per acre, respectively.
J/ Reported by 1, 3, and 5 growers averaging $11.56, $28.84, and $13.00 per acre,
respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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1/


a





Prelirainary -- Not for Publication
Celery
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sanford Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


: 1945-46 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49
= -" *


Number of growers . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . . .
Average yield per acre (crates)
Growing costs:
Land rent . . . . . ..
Seed and seedbed. . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing. . *
Spray and dust. . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . .. . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . ..
itepair and maintenance. . . .
Depreciation . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.) . . . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land) . . . ..
Miscellaneous expense . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Cutting labor . . .
,lashing and packing labor
Containers. . . . .
Hauling . . . .
Precooling and ice. . .
Commission, . . . .


Total harvesting cost . . ..
Total crop cost . .. . . .
Crop sales. . . . . . .
Net return. . . . . .


. .


. 0

* 0


: 13
: 606.0
: 46.6
: 477.0


16
738,2
46.1
376.0


20
692.5
34.6
489.0


20
677.5
33.9
502.0


Average per acre


:$ 48.85 :$ 48.44 :3
: 39.35 : 40.94 :
: 164.80 : 173.07 :
: 33.10 : 38.95
: 155.36 : 187.64 ,
S6.201/: 3.21 /:
: 13.51 : 16.61 :
: 22.42 : 20.04 :
: 19.18 : 18.16 :
7.13 : 3.70 :

12.43 : 13.43

2.40 2.27 :
: 6.:4/: 4.62./:


43.67 :$ 39.38
43.63 : 46.63
187.99 : 158.10
39.52 : 35.32
192.27 : 202.78
4.441/: .971/
14.32 : 16.64
19.43 21.52
14.46 : 15.73
2.96 : 3.42

13.75 : 13.33

1.81 : 1.97
1.82/: 8.591/


:$531.17 :$ 571.11 :$ 580.07 :$ 564.38


$ 82.29 $ 90.98 :~ 34.45
: : 137.60 157.99 : 159.97
: : 148.34 : 198.25 : 203.05
: : 13.73 : 20.60 : 22.95
: : 39.47 : 47.47 : 47.63
: : 49.63 : 61.83 : 58.93
:$ 476.06 :$ 577.12 :$ 576.98
:$1047.17 :$1157.19 :$1141.36
: :$1245.92 :$ 891.82 :4$1572.20
: :$ 198.75 :$-265.37 :$ 430.84


1/ Reported by 10, 8, 10, and 4 growers averaging $3.06, $6.43, $8.83, and $ 4.86
per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 9, 83, 5, and 10 growers averaging $9.30, $9.29, $7.28, and $17.19
per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 12/23/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750






Preliminary -- :jot for publicationn
Celery
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sarasota Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-43, and 1943-49.

Item 1945-61/ 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49
: :


Number of growers . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . . .
Average yield per acre (crates)
Growing costs:
Land rent . . . . . ....
Seed and seedbed. . . . ...
Fertilizer . . . . . .
Spray and dust . .
Airplane application. . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . ..
Machine hire. . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . ..
Depreciation. . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . .
Interest on -roduction capital
(6% 5 mos.) . . . .
Interest on capital invested


(other than land) . .
Miscellaneous expense . .
Total growing cost. . . .


Harvesting costs:
Cutting labor . .
Washing and packing
Containers. . .
Hauling . . .
Precooling and ice.
Commission. . .


* .
* 9 *
* . .


. .
labor
. .
* .
* .
* .


7
483.1
69.0
561.0


12
654.0
54.5
592.0


19
553.0
29.1
622.0


24
776.2
32.3
767.7


Average per acre


. :$ 48.27 :$
* : 38.41 :
. : 110. 9 :
. : 36.56 :.
S: 1.1: 5L2/:
S 247.98

S: 23.12
S: 0.63
. : 28.10
. : 11.70

S: 14.57 :

. : 3.51
S: 13.93Y:
. $628.83 :


.

*



$


Total harvesting cost . .


Total crop cost . .
Crop sales. . . .
Net return. . . .


50.00 :$
48.17 :
130.23 :
49.69 :
1.61V/:
321.05 ,:
1.683/:
28.79 :
46.68 :
30.20 :
7.37 :

17.26

4.7 :

750.58 :


104.27 :$
221.835 :
205.96 :
33.93 :
2.89 :
84.62
653.52 $

1404.10 :$
2o45.13 :$
61.03 :$


50.00 :$ 47.92
66.11 : 48.81
141.63 122.76
66.07 : 52.69
.5L2/:
296.64^, 218.42
.762/:
29.23 34.64
54.69 : 39.74
31.31 : 42.71
19.85: 7.45

18.32 : 14.61

3.91 : 5.34
7.19 11i.92
786.25 :Q 647.01


125.31 : 113.42
250.80 : 246.66
237.09 286.91
42.28 : 49.57
46.01 : 30.93
33.70 : 1)9.16
735.19 :; 936.65

1521.4h :q"1583 66
1202.65 :2401 76
-313.79 :$ 618 10


/


1/ Revised.
?/ Reported by 3, 8, and 9 growers averaging $ 3.63, $2.47, and $ 1.15 per acre,
respectively.
3/ Reported by 6 and 3 growers averaging $3.36 and $4.83 per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 6, 11, and 22 growers averaging $16.25, $4.96, and $13.01 per acre,
respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 12/23/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Celery
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Zellwood- Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item : 1945-46: 196-7 1947-48 : 1948-49
: ___


Number of growers. . . . . .. : 3
Number of acres. . . . . .* : 200.0
Average acres per grower . . . : 66.7
Average yield per acre (crates). . : 471.0

Growing costs:

Land rent. . . . . . . :$ 27.50
Seed and seedbed . . . . : 45.17
Fertilizer and side dressing . : 100.75
Spray and dust . . . . . . : 49.41
Cultural labor . . .. . . . : 124.60
Machine hire . . . . :
Gas, oil and grease. . . . . : 18.78
Repair and maintenance . . . . : 34.45
Depreciation . . . . . : 23.22
Licenses and insurance . . . : 8.12
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.). . . . . . : 11.22
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . . . : 2.90
Miscellaneous expense. . . . : 39.80

Total growing cost . . . . . :$485.92

Harvesting costs:

Cutting labor. . . .. . . :
Vashing and packing labor. . . :
Containers . . . . :
Hauling. . . . . . . . :
Precooling . . . . . :
Commission . . . . :

Total harvesting cost. . . . :

Total crop cost. . . . . :
Crop sales . . . . . . . :
Net return . . . . . .:


359.0
89.8
320.8


: 5
: 1202.0
: 240.4
: 481.0


: 4
: 1068.5
: 267.1
; 621.5


Average per acre


:4 16.50o
80.o40
121.31
47.61
: 146.50

: 18.06
30.97
1: .09
: 1.90

12.20

: 2.26
24:.68.

:5 $20.48


:$ 91.94
120.70
129.741
19.90
33.23
44: .64

:0 440.15

:4 960.63
:;1066.54
: 10$.91


:' 24.00


V


24.93
114.15 :
67.54 :
186.99 :
3.121/:
24.09 :
60.65 :
16.94 :
3.52 :

13.03

2.11 :
12.10/:


:$ 21.14


40.09
135.96
51.84
216.63
2.001/
32.57
118.00
15.00
$.80

16.22

1.88
24.63


:$ 553.17 :$ 681.76


:$ 114.41 :3 111.59
: 152.6o :s 177.74
: 185.73 229.85
: 24.48 : 28.59
: 38.00 : 0.19
: 54.06 : 64.27

:S 569.33 :$ 652.23

:41122.50 :01333.99
:41016.08 :41746.14
:$-106.42 :$ 12.15


*Includes Lake Hart.
i/ Reported by 3 and 1 growers averaging $ 5.21 and $ 3.00 per acre, respectively.
?/ Reported by 3 and 4 growers averaging $32.91 and $15.13 per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/16/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Sweet Corn
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Season 1948-h9.

Item 1948-49


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . . .
Average yield per acre (5 doz. crates


* *.
* . *

or bags).


9
1330.0
147.8
137.2


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . .
Dust. . . .
Airplane application. .
Cultural labor. .
Gas, oil and grease .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . . .
Licenses and insurance.


* e 0 .


Interest on production capital (6, -
Interest on capital invested (other
Miscellaneous expense . . .


Total growing cost. . . .


. . . .
. . 0 0
. . . .
. . . .
. . . .



*3 los.). .
than land).
. o. e. g o.


* 0 & * a * .0


Harvesting costs:


Pulling and packing labor .
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Precooling. .. . . ..
Commission. . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . .

Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales, . . . . .
Net return. . . . . .


. 5 0
. S

O ~ 0
000


. 0 . 0 a .


5 0 ~
. 0
. .


O 5 ~ ~
. 0 5 0


: Average per acre

: $ 17.51
3.89
12.35
: 24.62
6.3892
: 19.10
9.57
: 8.62
: 7.37
1.64
1.61
: .2/
: 3.414./

: $117.16



$ 35.13
: 45.95
: 10.04h
: 13.86
: 11.77

: $116.75

: $233.91
: $351.14
: $117.23


l/ Reported by 7 growers averaging 8.66 per acre.
7/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $5.16 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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Preliminary -- .ot for Publication

Sweet Corn

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the ianatee-Ruskin Area,
Season 1948-49.

Item 1948-h9


Number of growers . . . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . . . .
Average acres per grower... . .
Average yield per acre (5 doz. crates or bags).


6
251.0
41.8
113.3


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. u . . . . .....
Spray and dust. . . . . . . ..
Cultural labor . . . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . . ..
Licenses and insurance. . . .. . .
Interest on production capital (6% 3 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land)
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . .


6

0
*
.*
*
*
*
*
.*


Average per acre

$ 14.36
3.71
44.54
18.71
21.08
6.70
3.23i/
18.1h
19.91
17.62
6.33
2.4h
1.32
5.872/


Total growing cost. . . .

Harvesting costs:


Pulling and packing labor .
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . .
Precooling. . . . . .
Commission. . . . ..


0 a .0 0 0 0 0 0


O. 0 6 0 O 0 6
.6 .0 . .0 0
o 6 6 6 0 .o
.o 0 0 0 0 6
O. o . o 0


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . . .


Total crop cost . .. . .
Crop sales. . . .
Net return. . . . . .


O 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
O 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 6 6 0 ~ 0 0 6


I Reported by 5 growers averaging 7 per acre.
2/ Reported by h growers averaging $8.81 per acre.
_/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $9.00 per acre,


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-28-


$183.96


$ 39.66
0o.10
6.80
3.0./3
13.50

$103.06


$287.02
$285.73
$ -1.29






Preliminary -- hot for Publication

Sweet Corn21/

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sanford Area,
Seasons 1946, 1948, and 1949.


Item


Number of growers. . . . . .
Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (5 doz.crates


1946 : 1948


* . : 6
. . : 286.5
. . : 47.8
or bags): 121.0


Growing costs:

Land rent. .. . . ..
Seed . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing .
Spray and dust . . . .
Cultural labor . . . ..
Mule feed. . . . . ...
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 3 mos.). . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

Total growing cost . . . .

Harvesting costs:
Pulling and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Other. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . .
Total harvesting cost. . . .

Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . .


Follows celery as catch crop.


. . . .
. . . .
* . .

* . . .
* . . .

. . . .
. . . .
* . . .

* . . .

* . . .


Average per acre

:$ 10.00 :$ 10.00 :$ 10.00
4.19 : 4.82 : 4.35
20.95 14.)62/: 29.14
: 11.02 : 14.67 : 23.54
: 29.95.: 17.41 : 21.33
6.772/: 5.763/: .:39
13.14 : 9.44 : 9.11
20.26 : 11.76 : 8.46
: 14.30 : 12.23 : 9.25
: 7.88 : 2.71 2.57

2.00 1.4O : 1.66

1.07 .92 : .69
: 9.006/: 2.29/: 1.23


. . . :$150.53 :$107.87 :$122.27


. . . :$ 21.55 :$ 30.30 :$ 27.33
. . . : 24.47 : 42.18 : 41.64
. . 3.48 : 4.47 : .07
. . . : 2.13./: 2.33/: 1.062/
S. . : 13.19 : 15.00 : 13.39

. . . : 64.02 :$ 94.28 :' 87.49

. :$215.35 :$202.1 :- 209.76
. . . :$176.39 :$378.04 :$280.29
. . . :$-38.96 :$175.39 :$ 70.53

Land rent charged proportionately.


Reported by 9 growers averaging $17.67 per acre.
Reported by $, 5, and 2 growers averaging 4 8.13, $12.67, and $ 5.76 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 5, 3, and 5 growers averaging $10.30, $ 8.39, and $ 3.20 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 1, 3, and 1 growers averaging "12.75, $ 8.53, and $13.30 per
acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 12/30/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-29-


:1949

: 13
: 228.5
17.6
130.7


: 11
: 138.5
: 12.6
: 150.0


-


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Preliminary -- Iot for Publication

Sweet Cornrl/

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sarasota Area,
Season 1949.


Item 1949
Ite*


Number of growers . . . . . . .* * *
Number of acres . . . . * * *
Average acres per grower. . . . . . .
Average yield per acre (5 doz. crates or bag). .


5
77.0

130.8


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . * * * * *.
Seed. ... . .. * * * * *
Spray and dust. . . . a * * * *
Airplane application. .. . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . *. . * *
Gas, oil and grease . . .. . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . . *
Interest on production capital (6' 3 los.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land)..
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . .


Total growing cost. . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Pulling and packing labor . .
Containers . . . . ..
Hauling . . . . .
Precooling. . . . . .
Commission. . . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . .


Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales. .. . . . .
Net return. . . . . .


. . . .


*. a


.
* . * *


* a * S
.
. S * * a


Average per acre

$ 10.00
S.64
3 3.85
: 16.65
: 23.00
: 13.68
: 16.37
: 19.67
: 7.54
1.92
1. 47
: .99$/

: $ 150.78


$. 20.74
38.08
3.97
9.16
13.08

S85.03

$ 235.81
$ 242,06
$ 6.25


Follows celery as catch crop. Land rent charged proportionately.
2/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $2.46 per acre.

Source: Grower records and estimates.
DLB:mso 1/3/70
Exp. Sta., Ag, Ec. 750


-30-






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Sweet Corn

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Zellwood Area,
Season 1948-49.

Item 1948-49


Number of growers . . . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . . . .
Average acres per growers . . . . .
Average yield per acre (5 doze crates or bags).


5
1258.0
251.6
213.0


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer .......... . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . . . .
Airplane application. . . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . . . . ..
Machine hire . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .. . . . ..
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . ..
Depreciation. . .. . . . . ..
Licenses and insurance. . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6; 3 ios,). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . .


Total growing cost. . . . .


. 6 o a 6 .


Harvesting costs:


Pulling and packing labor .
Containers. . . . .
Hauling . . . .
Precooling. . . . .
Commission. . . . .


* . 0 6 6 *
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 ~
* . 6 6 6 0
* 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
. 6 * 6 6


Average per acre

$ 17.51
3.44
25.61
34.03
14. 1
22.143
5.45'_/
7.76
14.81
8.*9
2.22
2.4i1
.64
13.25

$172.46



$ 73.05
70.91
13.14
25.72
31.33


Total harvesting cost . . .

Total crop cost . . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . . .
Net return. . . . .


* 6 ~ 6 6 ~ 6

6 0 6 ~ 6 6 6 6 ~ 6
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
* 6 6 6 * 6 6 0


I/ Reported by I grower at $27.27 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-3.1-


$214.65

$337.11
$618.00
$230.89




Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Cucumbers

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Fort yers Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . .
Number of acres.. . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


1946-47 1947-48 : 1948-49


6
127.0
21.2
175.8


10
200.0
20.0
190.2


13
U19.0
32.2
326.6


Growing costs:


Land rent. . .


. . .


oeea . . . . : . * :
Fertilizer . .. . .
Land sweetener . . . o . *
Spray and dust . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . . . .. .
Mule feed. . . . . . . *
Gas, oil and grease. . . . 4
Repair and maintenance . . .
Depreciation . . . . .*
Licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital (6%
Interest on capital invested (other
than land) . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . .


* *
* *
. .
. .
* .
. .
* *
. .
* *
. .
. .
* *
. .
* .
. .
raos.)


* . .
S 0 ~ ~


Total growing cost . *. . o .


Average per

$ 33.33 $ 43.23
9.22 : 7.72
: 63.18 : 83.55
12.43 : 7.92-
67.82 : 54.14
39.33 : 49.30
: 1.672/:
.501/: 2.08,
6.70 : 12.62
10.02 : 13.36
:14.03 : 14.84
2.49 : 3.04
6.19 : 6.92

1.75 : 1.86
:$269.806 3.58
:$269.46 :$300.58


acre


.1


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . . .
Hauling. . . . .
Commission . . . .


. S ~
* . .

. . S
. S S S S


Total harvesting cost . . .


Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . .
Net return . . .


:$ 46.90 :$
: 61.52 :
55.00 :
: 4.285/:
: 11.669/:


58.90
63.10
58.07
12.26
15.83


. . :$179.36 :$208.16


. S ~ S
. . .
S ~ ~ ~


:$448.82
:$658.67
:$209.85
$


:$508.74
:$451.38
:$-57.36


:$ 26.88
: 9.88
75.971/
S10.95W
: 22.48
5: 1.34
S 3.29 /
: 1.16_/
: 21.28
15.39
17.56
: 5.08
6.16

: 2.19
2.744/

:$ 272.35



:$ 72.22
: 10.o09
1: 12.00
: 22.44
: 32.54


:$ 344.29

:$ 616.64
:$ 502.46
: -114.18


Reported by 5 and 7 growers averaging $15.84 and $20.34 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 1 and 4 growers averaging $10.00 and $10.68 per acre, re-
spectively.


3/ Reported by 1, 1, and 2 growers averaging $3.00, $20.83, and $7.50 per
acre, respectively,
4/ Reported by 1 and 9 growers averaging $ 4.77 and $ 3.96 per acre, re-
spectively.
e/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 6.1 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging $35.00 per acre. DLB:mso 12/20/49
Source: Grower estimates. -32- Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750
-3d-


I IIII




Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cucumbers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


195-46 : 1946-47 : 1947-48 1948-49


Amber of growers. . . . .
imber of acres. . . . .
average acres per grower . .
average yield per acre (bushels)
rowing costs:


Land rent. . . .


Seed . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . .
Side dressing. . . . .
Dust . . . . . .
Airplane application . . .
Cultural labor . . . ..
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .


Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:

Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . ..
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . . . .
Total harvesting cost. . . .
Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . .


* . .

a a . a
* 5 6



. 6 a 6
.
* a *

. 6 6


14
151.5 :
10.8 :
68.7 :


$ 6.11 :
8.15 :
23.53 :
2.911/:
3.0/:

23.43 :
2.334/:
6.68V:
4: :
4.56 :
5.36 :
1.08 :

2.16 :

.67 :
*


19
139.0
7.3
91.0


: 16
: 99.0
: 6.2
: 63.3


Average per acre
$ 6.38 :$ 6.56 :$


10.69 :
26.06 :
2.161/:
4.651/:

21.46 :
1.84/:
6.02L/:
4.57 :
4.32 :
1.i1 :
1.20 :


9.05 :
30.62 ,:
4.031/:
4.62 -/:

23.91 :
.4u/:
4.5o /:
4.67 :
3.18 :
4.09 :
.70 :


2.23 : 2.34 :


.64 :


.51
1.337/:


: 18
: 152.25
: 8.5
: 114.3


7.08
8.70
26.51
6.371/
11. 59
3.402/
19.93

4.665/
6.71
4.43
5.64
1.28

2.53

.70


. . . : 94.71 :$ 97.37 :$l00.56 :$110.08
: : : :

. . . : 12.60 :p 15.26 :3 15.65 :$ 21.92
. . . : 7.37/: 21.8 ,/: 3.821/
. . 11.997 27.01Z/:
. . : 60 6.07 / 5.67 : 10.58
. . : 5.8 8.37/: 6.29 11.43
S. . :$ 41.36 :$ 78.56 :$ 27.61 :$ 47.75
S. :$136.57 :$175.93 :$128.17 :5157.83
. . . :$ 99.51 :"274.53 :4244.58 :,397.84
. . :$-37.06 :$ 98.60 .$116.41 :?240.01


1/ Reported by 6, 8, 11, and 15 growers averaging $6.79, 5.12 5.06, and
$ 7.65 per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 9, 14, 11, and 17 growers averaging $5.29, $6.31, $6.72, and
$12.27 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 11 growers averaging $5.56 per acre.
/ Reported by 7, 10, 2, and 2 growers averaging $4.76, $3.50, $3.60, and
$ 5.00 per acro, respectively.
/ Reported by 13, 18, 14, and 14 growers averaging 7.20, -6.35, $5.15, and
$ 5.98 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 13 growers averaging $4.62 per acre.
7/ Reported by 6 growers averaging 03.53 per acre
/ Reported by 9, 15, and 9 growers averaging $11.47, $27.67, and $7.63 per acre,
respectively.
9/ Reported by 8 and 16 growers averaging $20.99 and $32.07 per acre, respectively.
TO/ Reported by 13 growers averaging $n.37 per acre.
El/ Reported by 8 and 16 growers averaging $10.22 and $9.94 per acre, respectively.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:mso 12/28/49
1 1 7'v .0+4 A -, V '7 Irn


m


* . .


.*

*
.*




Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Cucumbers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-43, and 1948-49.


Item


: 1946-47 : 1947-48 1948-49


Number of growers. . . . . .
Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . .
Average yield per acre (bushels) .

Growing costs:


Land rent. . . . . . .
Seed . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Cultural labor . . . ..
Machine hire . . .
Mule feed. . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . ..
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .*
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested (ot
than land) . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .


Total growing cost . . . .


hex
*
.*


. .


. . : 5 : 6
. . : 114.0 : 284.0
. . : 22.8 : 47.0
. .. .: 311.0 : 309.0

: Average per

. ... : 34.50 :$ 34.17
. . : 16.33 : 7.38
. . : 56.06: 55.14
. . : 31.60 48.44
. . : 106.00 : 93.71'
. . : : 7.11i/
. . .: 0.09/: 2.71 /
. . : 17.14 : 19.02
. . : 19.01 : 22.66
. . : 17.77 : 23.56
S. . : 2.68 : 4.75

. : 7.36 : 7.52

. . : 2.22 2.94
S. . : .20/: 5.732/

. . :$ 321.51 :0334.87


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . . . ..
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . .


* 9 4 9
. . .
- . 9


Total harvesting cost. . ..


Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return.. . . . .


* 9 9 *

. S * 9


:$ 104.78 ,:0105.67
: 93.764/: 99.94
98.26/: 100.47
21.35 : 21.82
: 45.02 : 27.95

:, 363.17 :$355.85

:Q 6831.68 :$690.72.
:lo06l.54 :$660.07
:$ 376.86 : -30.65


: 10
: 321.0
: 32.1
: 303.0


acre


$ 27.37
6.41
72.39
33.22
66.75
8.421
2.662/
22.85
22.06
15.92
4.75

6.76

1.99
3.432/

$294.98



$ 81.28
96.614/
94.5tf/
15.36
40.25

$328.04

$623.02
$971.67
$348.65


1/ Reported by 5 and 8 growers averaging $ 8.53 and $ 10.53 per acre,
respectively.
2/ Reported by 4, 4, and 6 growers averaging $12.61, $4.06, and $h.43 per
acre, respectively.
_/ Reported by 1, 5, and 5 growers averaging $ 1.01, $6.88, and $6.36 per
acre, respectively.
i/ Reported by 4 and 9 growers averaging $117.20 and $107.34 per acre,
respectively.
5/ Reported by 4 and 9 growers averaging $122.82 and $105.05 per acre,
respectively.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:mso 1/25/50


Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-34-






Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Cucumbers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-L8, and 1948-49.


Item


S1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 : 1948-49


umber of growers. . . . .
umber of acres. . . . .
average acres per grower . .
average yield per acre (bushels)
*rowing costs:


Land rent. . .
Seed . . .
Fertilizer . .
Side dressing. .


* ..................


. . . .


Dust . . . . .
Cultural labor . . .
Machine hire . . .
Mule feed. . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance .
Depreciation . . .


* . .

* . .
. . .
* . .

. .


Licenses and insurance ..
Interest on production capital
(65 5 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . ..


.I ..


Total growing cost . . . .


: 8
49.5
: 6.2
59.4


:$ 5.25


0490 :
22.53 :
6.14 :

32.88, :
1.8 :1
7.22_ :
3.59
4.75
5.03
1.08


: 8
: 30.0
: 3.8
: 67.0


3
7.0
2.3
39.0


3
18.0
6.0
86.7


Average per acre


:$ 4.75


10.56
33.01
6.96

38.25
1.874/
6:43H/
5.02
4.70
4.38
1.34


2.39 : 2.84


.63 :
1.53- :


.553
73Y:


. . :$103.80 :$121.39 : 87


:$ 6.33 :$
10. 6 4 :
:12.751/:
9.73:
*922/ :
: 23.33 .:

8.48
: .66
: 4.11 :
: 2.55 :
1.08
: 2.07 :


4.25
4.97
26.87
3.802/
8.753/
22.50
2.004
*83_/
4.45
2.48
3.24
.35
2.03


.32 .40

.79 :$ 86.92


Harvesting costs:
Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . .
Total harvesting cost. . . .
Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . .


S. :$ 8.25 :4 7.59
. . .. 8.19_: 12.99
. . . : 13.92/: 21.59
. . . : 3.04 : 4.02
S. : 6.25 : 7.03
S. . :$ 39.65 :$ 53.22
. . . :$143.45 :$174.61
. . :$116.77 :$133.99
. . . :$-26.68 : $-40.62


1/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $19.12 per acre.
2/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $ 5.70 per acre.
3/ Reported by 1 grower at $2.75 and $26.25 per acre, respectively.
_/ Reported by 3, 3, and 1 growers averaging $$.00, 0$.00, and $6.U0 per acre,
respectively.
5/ Reported by 6, 6, and 1 growers averaging $9.62, $8.57, and $2.50 per acre,
respectively.
6/ Reported by 2 and 3 growers averaging $6.12 and $1.95 per acre, respectively.
7/ Reported by 7 growers averaging $15.90 per acre.


DLB:mso 12/29/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-35-


:$ 12.08
8.60
12.23
2.27
3.87
:$ 39.05
:H126.34
:$1l1.43
:$ 14.59


:$ 14.74
24.75
30.60
4.75
9.50
:$ 84.34
:$171.26
:$329.17
:$157.91


:*
:*
:*


Source: Grower estimates.





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cucumbers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Pompano Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


Growing costs:

Land rent .... . . . . * :$
Seed. . . . . . :
Fertilizer and side dressing. . . . :
Dust. . . . . . . . . :
Airplane application. . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . :
Machine hire. . . . . . . :
Mule feed . . . . . . . :
Gas, oil and grease . .. . . . . :
Repair and maintenance. . . . :
Depreciation. . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance.. . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% mios.):
Interest on capital invested (other
than land) . . . . . . :
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . :

Total growing cost. . . . . . . :$


Harvesting costs:

Picking, grading and packing labor. . .
Containers. . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . .. . . .

Total harvesting cost . . . . .


Total crop cost . . .
Crop sales. . .
Net return. . . . .


a . . .a
. . . .
. 0 0 .


1946-47 1947-46 1948-49

: 8 10 : 9
311.0 296.5 : 230.0
38.9 ; 29.6 : 31.1
a 132.5 : 147.0 : 155.9


Average per acre


24.87 :$ 23.25
5.62 : 6.03
63.23 : 63.86
5$$5*93 : 47.381
5.08 .: 3.3)1
50.25 : 50.72

4.93 : $.2
9.51 : 10.45
9.19 : 11.44
5.90 : 7.24
1.438 : 1.61
5.85 : 5.75

.74 : .90
3.924/: 1.o00

?26.50 :$243.85


43.23 :6 70.80
42.75 : 45.37
7.26 : 9.53
6.62 : 8.54

99.91 :$134.29

346.41 :,378.14
529.60 :$446.05
L33.19 :$ 67.91


:$ 21.36
: 7.05
: 62.25
: 48.02
;: 1.65;
4 6.55

: 9.62
: 6.42
: $.62
: 1.32
: 5.47

: .70
/: 4.72.

:$230.66



:$ 66.65
: 8.03

8.16

$133. 43

:$369.09
:$409.57
:$ 40.48


L/


Reported by 7, 4, and 3 growers averaging 05.00, :d.3b, end ;4*93 per
acre, respectively.
Re-orted by 7 growers averaging $7.99 per acre.
Reported by 8 and 7 growers averaging $6.55 and $5.73 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 4, 2, and 5 growers averaging $7.84, $5.02, and $8.50 per
acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/16/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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0 0


:8





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cucumbers/
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sumter County Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-U49

Item 1945-46 : 196-47 : 197-48 1948-49


umber of growers . . . .
umber of acres . . . . .
average acres per grower. . .
average yield per acre (bushels).
rowing costs:
Land rent . . . . .


Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Compost . . . .
Side dressing . . .
Dust. . . . . .
Cultural labor. . .
Machine hire. . . .
Mule feed . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . . .


. 0 0
* .
O 0 0
. 0 ~
O 0 ~
O ~
O S ~
* .


Licenses and insurance. . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.) . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land) . . .
Miscellaneous expense . . .
.otal growing cost. . . . .
harvesting costs:
Picking, grading and packing lat
Hauling . . . . . .
Commission. . . . ..


: 13
: 64.5
: 5.0
: 5o4.2


15
121.0
8.0
84.5


: Average
. :$ 45.77 :$ 46.oo
. : 17.88 : 18.18
. : 73.82 : 84.18
. . : 12.56 : 19:57.
. .: 9.31 7. 47
. . : 36.00 : 36.64
. . : 27.69 : 236.06
S: .511
. : 25.49 : 21.12
S. 25.22 : 19.11
S. : 11.56 : 14.47
. : 57.66 : 2.42
. . : 3.73 : 3.22
S. : 12.96 : 12.97

. : 7.20 5.30
. : 9.17/: 8.10
S. :$ 596.02 $ 579.32


or. .
* @


!otal harvesting cost . . . .
rotal crop cost . . . . . .
3rop sales. . . . . . . .
iet return. . . . . . . .


:$ 214.69
: 51.56
: 31.52


30.27
9.01
5.07


21
103.9
4.9
477.0


18
47.5
2.6
260.3


per acre


V


.* 297.77 :$ h4.35
:$ 893.79 :$ 623.67
:$1664.24 :$ 399.04
:$ 770.45 :$-224.63
*


:$ 43.57 :$ 33.19
20.55 : 14.55
: 82.83 : 79.15
1 .23?/:(
: .931/:( 245o/
U 42.81- : 36.03
: 233.03 : 209.83
: 4.U2/: 9.24Y
19.47 : 18.60
: 17.30 : 30.09
: 16.97 : 22.53
: 7.U44 : 47.19
3.5o0/: 4.99
: 12.95 : 12,27

: 5.93: 5.90
: 9.206/: 8.18_/
$ 584.09 :556.24


:$ 19.86 :$ 96.:3
5: 3.10 : 20.62
23.81 : 13.02
$ 226.77 :0130.07
:$ 810.86 :$686.31
:$1032.81 :$823.66
:$ 221.95 :$137.35


[/ Trough grown sold in field box; container and grading cost paid by buyer.
/ Reported by 8, 14, and 15 growers averaging $20.41, $20.97, and $26.92 per
acre, respectively.
I Reported by 11, 12, 10, and 15 growers averaging $11.00, $9.33, $10.28 and
$29.40 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 9, 14, and 14 growers averaging $ 7.52, $ 6.63, and $11.88 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 20 growers averaging $3.67 per acre,
)/ Reported by 10, 8, and 8 growers averaging $11.93, $24.15, and $18.40 per
acre, respectively,


>ource: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/22/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Cucumbersl/

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Wauchula Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . .
Number of acres. . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


1946-47 1947-48 1948-49
!


15
35.4
2.4
75.9


25
65.1
2.6
197.0


23
64.4
2.8
285.0


Growing costs:


I


average per acre


Land rent. . . . . .
Seed . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing
Spray and dust . . . e e
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . . . .
Mule feed. . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
Interest on capital invested (
than land) . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .


Total growing cost . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking, grading and
Hauling. . e *
Commission . ..


Total harvesting cost. . . . .


Total crop cost. .
Crop sales . .
Net return . . .


other
. . . .
. . . .
. . 9 .
9 9 S * *
. . . 9 .
9 9 9 9 .9
. . *
* 9 . .
. . . .9
* . . .
9 9 . . .9
(6% S mos.)
Dther

. . 9 9 .


* . .


* :

* 9 9
. . :

.* .
, . :$
. . :$


1/ Sold in field box; container and grading cost
"/ Reported by 14, 23, and 18 growers averaging


9.70 :$ 10.70 :$ 11.74
13.67 : 7.87 : 8.58
67.41 : 72.55 : 81.93
36.95 : 42.60 : 37.11
70.00 : 70.81 : 113.05
7.202/: 12.812/: 11.752
9.332/: 11.5$7/: 14.20A/
6.44 : 9.2 /: 25.22
6.77 : 8.312/: 17.73
9.67 : 12.15 : 23.09
1.53 : 2.86/: 4.94
5.72 : 6.23 : 8.19
::
1.21 : 1.52: 2.89
: .Ol/: 1.26Z/

245.60 :$269.27 :$361.68



19.34 :$ 68.67 :$122.06
5.34 : 21.82./: 30.93
3.06 : 7.93 : 11.87

27.74 :$ 98.42 :$164.86

273.34 :367.69 :$526.54
340.83 :$558.12 :$962.93
67.49 :$190.43 :$436.39

not a direct expense to grower.
$7.71, $13.92, and $15.01 per


acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 14, 24, and 21 growers averaging $9.99, $12.05, and $15.55 per
acre, respectively.
4/ Reported by 23 growers averaging $10.05 per acre.
5/ Reported by 24 growers averaging $ 8.65 per acre.
Reported by 23 growers averaging $ 3.11 per acre.
7/ Reported by 1 and 7 growers averaging $1.12 and $4.14 per acre, respectively.
Y/ Reported by 24 growers averaging $22.73 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:mso 12/20/49


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


packing labor .
. 9 . 9


9 9 9 9 9 9 9
9 9 9 9 9 ~ 9 *
9 9 9 9 9 9 .





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Eggplant
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . .* a
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . . .
Average yield per acre (bushels) .

Growing costs:
Land rent. . . . . . .
Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . . .
Airplane application . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . . .
Repair and maintenance .. . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(6, 5 mos.).. . . . .
Interest on capital invested (other
than land) . . . . . .
Miscellaneous exnense... . . .

Total growing cost . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking and packing labor.
Containers and paper . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Other. . . . . .
Commission . . . ..


. *


Total harvesting cost. . ..


Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . .
Net return . . . . .


. .
* .
. .


1945-46

: 4 :
: 18.0
4.5
564.0


1946-47

4
21.0 :
5.2
363.0 :


4
60.0
15.0
376.0


: Average per acre
. . :$ 35.00 :$ 32.50 :$ 22.50
. . : 7.191/: 4.02-/: $.381/
. . : 24.59 : 17.45 : 15.90
. . : 2.67 : 26.08 : 23.30
. .. : : 1.3/: 1.52/
. . : 101.62 : 48.38 : 71.59
. . : : : .9
. . : 7.33 : 5.95 : 7.68
. : 12.05 : 9.12 10.59
. : 9.95 : 23.41 : 10.25
. : 2.57 : 1.63 : 1.20

. . : 5.44 : 3.68 : 4.04

S. . : 1.24: 2.92 1.28
S. . : 2.48k: .62L/: .87Q
. . :$234.18 :$177.11 :$177.04
: *


. . . :$132.1L :$107.09
. . . : 203.73 : 145.30
. . . : 36.73 : 18.77
S. . . : 14.255/:
. . . : 42.66-/: 36.32
S. . . :$434.83 :$307.48

. . . :$669.01 :$484.59
. . . :"965.91 :$795.52
. . .. :$296.90 :$310.93


:$159.99
: 141.99
: 30.64

: 44.56
:$377.18

:3554.22
:$5'35.81
:6 31.59


1/ Planted in drill.
Y/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $2.70 and $3.05 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 2 growers averaging 0 1.88 per acre.
]/ Reported by 2, 1, and 3 growers averaging $4.95, $2.50, and $1.17 per
acre, respectively,
5/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $28.50 per acre.
/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $56.,8 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/13/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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Preliminary Not for Publication


Eggplant

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Fort Myers Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, a d 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. .. . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


S1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


3
13.0
4.3
350.0


5
60,0
12.0
451.0


10
93.0
9.3
273.8


Growing costs:


Average per acre


Land rent, . . .
Seed and seedbed . .
Fertilizer .. . .
Land sweetener . .
Spray and dust .
Cultural labor . .
Machine hire . .
Mule feed. . . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance
Depreciation . . .
Licenses and insurance
Interest on production


* .
. . .
* . 0
* . 0
* 0
* 0 9 *
.
* . 0
* . .

capital


Interest on capital invested
land). . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . *


* .
. .
* .
O *
* 9
* 0
. 0
. .
. 0
* .
. .

(65


* 0
* .
* 0

* .
O ~
. 0
*
O 0
* 0
. 0

1-los.


21.00
flri j

6

2
8


(other than

. 0 9


Total growing cost . . .. .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor. ,
Containers and paper . .
Hauling. . . .
Commission . . . . .

Total harvesting cost. .

Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


* 5 9 5 5 9

* S ~ S

* 9 0 *
9 0 5 0 9


:40oOU
7.00
9.22
4.69
l8.34

1.532/
7.00
8.47
9,13
2.42
6.32

1.14
,$QU .


:$ 38.45 :
: 17.30 :
11404 ,:
: .001/:
18.94 :
: 99.14 :
: 4.7 L:

: 14.67 :
11.01 :
17.12 :
2.68 :
: 8.26 :

2.14:
: 1.20/:


. $269.36 :$357.86

::

. :$ 57.40 :$ 98.39
S. 40.005/: 80.33
. 50.67_/: 170.32
: : 21.00 : 29.83
S.: 28.16 : 65).57

.. :$197.23 :$444.49

. :$466.59 :$802.35
. :$429.17 :$831.45
. :$-37.42 :$ 29.10


$ 25.70
14.56
76.34
13.031/
11.46
91.07
2.952/
1.3017
21.75
15.71
23.57
5.27
7.05

2.95
2.83W

$ 315.54


:$ 51.15
69.83/
34: 8.89T/
17.887/
: 24.938_/
:$ 248.68

:$ 564.22
:$ 442.84
:$-121.38


I/ Reported by 2 and 6 growers averaging $ 10.00 and $ 21.72 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 7.90 and $ 9.82 per acre, respectively.
J/ Reported by 1 grower at $4.60, $20.83, and $13.O per acre, respectively.

4/ Reported by 1, 1, and 6 growers averaging $1.50, $6.00 and $4.71 per acre,
respectively,
5/ Reported by 1 and 8 growers averaging $120.00 and $ 87.29 per acre, re-
Sspectively.
6/ Reported by 1 and 8 growers averaging $152.00 and $106.12 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 9 growers averaging 19.87 per acre. DLB:mso 12/20/49
Reported by 9 growers averaging 2 7.70 per acre. Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750
Source: Grower estimates. -uO-


I






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Eggplant
Per Acre Costs and iheturns in the La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 1965-46 \ 1946-47 1947-48 : 1948-49
,, ,


mber of growers . . .
mber of acres. . . . .
average acres per grower . .
average yield per acre (bushels)
rowing costs:
Land rent. . . . . .
6eed and seedbed . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing .
Dust . . . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .

Total growing cost . . .
Harvesting costs:
Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor, .
Containers and paper . . .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . .
Total harvesting cost. . . .


Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


. .
. .
. .


: 6
: 32.5
: 5.4
: 203.8


: 5
: 10.0
: 2.0
: 158.0


7
19.5
2.8
200.3


3
10.0
3.3
100.0


Average per acre


. . .. :$ 6.00 :I
S. . : 2.04 :
. . . : 38.63 :
. . : 6.54 :
. . . : 32.56 :
. . . : 1.O 2/:
. . . : U.95/:
. . : 5.37 :
. . . : 5.73 :
. . . : 5.60 :
. . . : 1.10 :

. . . : 3.15

. . . : .70 :

* . . :$135.37 :


. . . :$ 20.56
. . . : 25.39 :
. . .. : 53.57 :/
. . . : 11.6 ,/:
. . . : 19.061/:
. . $130.13 :
. . . :4265.50 :
. . . :4303.62 :4
. . . :$ 38.12 :


7.00 :$ 6.43 :$ 8.33
25,80 17.91 : 19,00
33.48 : 31.93 : 37.58
7.42 : 2.851/: 5.50
32.60 : 32.86 : 36.67
:.71 :
5.781/: 5.71 : .151/
4.46 : 5,08 : 11.17
4.39 : 3.39 : 7.98
5,62 : 5.17 : 10.79
.59 : .54 : 2.97

3.16 2.68 3.33

.70 .65 1.35

.36.00 :i"115.91 :$148.82


13.30 :$ 23.71 :$ 18.67
39.34 15.25_:
58.02 56.185/: 35.00
8.50 : 20.03 : 7.00
15.76 : 20.03 : 10.00
.34-92 :135.20 :$ 70.67
'70.92 :p251.11 :4219.49
176.-9 :4179.93 :4160.00
.05.57 :$-71.18 :Q-59.49


Reported by 6 growers averaging $ 3.32 per acre.
Reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging $ 3.00 and 0 5.00 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 5 and 4 growers averaging 5.94 and 4 7.23 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 4 and 3 growers averaging 038.06 and $35.58 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $80.36 and $98.33 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 5 growers averaging $13.88 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $38.13 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/27/49
Exp. bta., Ag. Ec. 750


-"i-


I '


S




Preliminary Not for publication
Eggplant
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


Growing costs:

Land rent . . .
Seed and seedbed. . .
Fertilizer. . . .
Spray and dust. . .
Cultural labor. . .
Machine hire . . .
Mule feed . . . .
Gas, oil and grease .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . . .
Licenses and insurance.


* . .
* . .
* . .

* . .
* . .
* . .
. . .
* . .
* . .
. . .


Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.) . . . . .
Interest on capital invested (other
than land). . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . .
Grading and packing labor
Containers and paper. .
Hauling . . .
Commission. . . .


Total harvesting cost . .


Total crop cost .
Crop sales. . . .
Net return. .. . .


* .

. .


I/ Reported by 1 and 3 growers average


: 1946-47 : 1947-48

: : 6
: 19.0 : 140.5
: 3.8 : 23.4
: 452.0 : 309.0


1948-49

: 5
67.0
13.4
: 502.4


Average per acre

. . :$ 37.50 :$ 37.08 :$ 36.73
. . : 25.10 : 12.23 : 0.00
. . :104.20 : 66.02 : 78.90
. : 34.59 : 25.82 : 8.98
S. : 160.00 : 83.26 : 90.78
S. 3.72/: 3.761/: 4.18
. 14.56 : 8.92I/: 5.37
S. 14.48 : 21.69 : 23.17
. 20.94 : 22.84 : 29.50
S. : 20.81 : 27.39 : 17.98
S. 2.30 : .93 : 6.71

. 1:0.49 7.30 : 7.43

. 2.60 3.42 : 2.25
..: 1.641 5.50o/: 7.0/

. 45$3.43 :$ 330.16 :$327.08



S. :$ 87.84 :$ 80.8, $127.14
. : 89. 1: 91. "/: 84.4n
. 102.3 12: 99.40/: 172.00_/
. 21.62 : 18.94 : 16.75
.. : 33.68/: 24.42 : 40.11

. :335.06 :$ 315.01 :$448.44

.. :788. :$ 645.17 :$775.52
. .:$953.48 :$ 374.54 :30091.81
. $164.99 :$-270.63 :$116.29

;ing Q18.62 and ?7.51 per acro, re-


spectively.
Reported by 5 growers averaging $10.70 per acre.
_/ Reported by 3, 4, and 4 growers averaging $ 2.72, $ 8.25, and $ 8.81
per acre, respectively.
4/ Reported by 3, 5, and 4 growers averaging $149.30, $109.69, and $105.56
per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 3, 5, and 4 growers averaging $170.57, $119.28, and $215.00
per acre, respectively.
6/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $42.10 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.
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DLB:mso 1/13/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750





Preliminary -- iot for Publication


Eggplant
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Pompano Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 19483-).


Item


: 1946-47 : 1947-48 1943-49


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


Growing costs:
Land rent. . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing . . ..
Spray and dust . . . . . .
Airplane application . . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital
(6' 5 mos.). . . . . . . .
Interest on capital invested (other
than land) . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . . . .


9
74.5
: 8.3
:437.8


:$ 27.1:
22.8
: 112.7(
: 27.83
: .5
107.7

: 4.9
9.3C
: 8.9
: 10.3!
1.7(
8.2)
: 1.2
: 2.3


: 7
4: 8.5
: 7.0
: 279.0


: 9
: 60.0
: 6.7
: 555.6


Average per acre
L :3 23.57 :$ 20. 56
9 : .93-1/ 7.201/
0 : 111.02 : 125.77
S: 32.22 : 21.02
3/ 3.8L2/: .9 2/
8 : 75.71 : 77.08
: 7.95: 5.3
9 : 5.11/ 5.8/
9 : 10.45 : 11.60
0 : 9.04 : 7.92
5 : 6.40 : 8.45
0 : 1.22 : 2.27

8 : 7.15 : 7.41
9 : .80 : 1.06
9/J: 2.975/


Total growing cost . . . . . :$351.10 :$300.43


Harvesting costs:
Picking, grading and packing labor .
Containers and paper . . . . .
Hauling . . . . ... .
Conmrission . . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost. . . . . .

Total crop cost. .. . . . .
Crop sales . . . ..
Net return . . . . . . .


. :$106.66
. : 14l.06
. : 25.23
. : 23.83

. :$296.78

. :$647.88
. :7924.16
. :$276.28


1/ Seed only.
2/ Reported by 5, 5, and 4 growers averaging $9.89, $5.40, and $13.38 per
acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 5 and 8 growers averaging $11.13 and $6.05 per acre, re-
spectively.
4/ Reported by 6 and 8 growers averaging $ 5.95 and $6,57 per acre, re-
spectively.
5/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $5.37 and $6.69 per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/13/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


:3313.47


:$171.94
: 210.22
: 55.56
: 27.78

:$465.50

:$778.97
:$908.61
:$129.64


:$ 85.57
: 94.11
: 22.14
: 14.29
:216.11

:$516.54
:q497.50
:$-19.04


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Lettuce Escarole

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1947-48 and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


1947-48 1948-49

5 : 13
550.0 : 1085.0
110.0 : 83.5
h),Q.- 0 416.6


Grov~ng costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer .... ... .. . . . ...
Spray and dust. . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . *. . .
Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land).
Miscellaneous e:qpenae . . . . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Cutting and packing labor
Containers. . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Precooling and ice. . .
Commission. . . . .


.. . .


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . .

Total crop cost . . . . . . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . . . . . .
Net return. . . . . . . . . .

1/ Reported by h and 11 growers averaging 310.51
spectively.
2/ Reported by 4 and 5 growers averaging $ 7.31
spectively.


: Average I

:$ 12.47 :
: 4.91 :
: 16.26 :
: 8.65V:
: 1.98 :
: $5.86#:
9.06 :
: 9.82 :
: 10.60 :
1.34 :
: 2.21 :
: 1.06 :


: $124.21


$ 69.0 :
: 161.77 :
: :38.76
: 35.29
: .9.34 :

: ,354.66

: $473.87
*: 483.42 :
a $5.23 :er

and 55.23 per


per acre

$ 19.41
3.85
13. h44
4.43V
52.36
1.02_/
10.02
10.35
6.64
1.38
2.39
.66
3.44b/

$129.39



$ 69.59
121.93
42.13
44.86
40.31

$313.82

$448.21
$698.66
9250.45

acre, re-


and $2.65 per acre, re-


/ Reported by 8 growers averaging $?.59 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/18/0
Exp. Sta., Ag. 3c. 750


-44-


Is .


V V v







Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Lettuce Escarole

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Lianatee-Ruskin Area,
Season 1948-49.


Item 1948-49
.....,*


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . ..
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


* *

* @ "
*
. .


. 0 .0

. 0 0
* .
. .


6
89.0
14.8
379.5


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . .
Fertilizer. . . .
Spray and dust. . .
Cultural labor. . .
Machine hire. . .
Mule feed . . . .
Gas, oil and grease .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . . .
Licenses and insurance.


. . 0 0 0 0 . 0 .*
* 0 0 0 * .*
. . o .o .e . .
. .o .o .e .o . .


. . .
* . .
* . .
* . .
. . .


Interest on production capital (6; -
Interest on capital invested (other
miscellaneous expense . . . .


- 4 mos.). .
than land).
. . #


Total growing cost . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Cutting and packing labor . . .
Containers. . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . .

Total crop cost . . . . . .
Crop sales. * . . . .
Net return. . * . . . . .


* . . 0
* 0 * 0

* 0 0 0 *

* 0 0 0 *

* . 0
* . 0
* 0 0 0


* 0 0
:*
. :







*
* :











*
* 0 *
* :















* 0 5
* :

* :
:
. :t


:
:
:
* :





. :


Average per acre

$ 22.82
6.17
55.16
.901/
65.00
5.11
8.63
14.31
17.28
9.71
1.73
3.98
.97
2.19/

$213.96




$ 53.78
115.6o
15.83
37.95

$223.16

$437.12
$560.55
$123.43


SReported by 2 growers averaging $2.70 per acre.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $7.66 per acre.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $3.29 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/18/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


I


-


.
.
.


.*
.*






Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Lettuce Romaine

Per Acre Costs and Heturns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed . . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . . . . .
Side dressing. . . . . . . . .
Dust . . . . . . a .
Cultural labor . . . . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . .. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . .. . . ..
Repair and maintenance . .. . . ..
Depreciation . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.)
Interest on capital invested (other than
land). . . .. . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . . . . .


1946-47 1947-48 1948-49

: 4 : 3 : 4
: 55.0 : 37.0 : 33.5
: 14.O : 12.3 : 8.4
: 207.0 : 118.7 : 429.3


Average per acre


4.50 :$ 5.33 :$ 7.88
10.31 : 14.12 : 9.50
39.95 : 41.93 : 36.93
7.59/: 53.801/: 11.101
: .331/:
60.00 : 46.67 : 55.00
: .75/
3.35/: 2.48Y/: 6.78
4.73 : 3.85 : 5.51
3.45 : 3.21 : 3.38
4.08 : 4.02 : 3.52
1.06 : 1.26 : .92
2.74 : 2.50 : 2.76

.41 .40 : .35


Total growing cost . . .
Harvesting costs:
Cutting and packing labor..
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . . . .


* . S ~ ~ ~


* . S ~
. . . S ~
. . . . .
* S ~ ~ ~


Total harvesting cost. . . . .


Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


. . . . .
* . . . .
9 9 ~ ~ 9 ~ .


:$144.48 :$131.90


:$ 14.73 :$ 17.17
: 57.03 : 34.22
: 9.72 : 7.70
: 16.956/: 11.87

:$ 98.43 :$ 70.96

:$242.91 :$202.86
:$312.25 :$127.50
:$ 69.34 :$-75.36


Reported by 3, 2, and 3 growers averaging $10.12, $8.70, and $14.80 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 1 grower at $1.00 per acre.
Reported by 1 grower at $3.00 per acre.
Reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging $6.70 ana $7.45 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 2.42 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $22.60 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


-46-


DLB:mso 12/19/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


:$144.38


:$ 47.51
: 118.44
: 19.71
: 42.93

:$228.59

:$372.97
:$731.26
:$358.29


--


-






Preliminary -- iot for Publication
Boston Lettuce, Escarole and Romaine
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sanford Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 1945-466/2 1946-47 2 1947-L8 : 1948-49


umber of growers. . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)

growing costs:
Land rent. . . . . .
Seed and seedbed . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing .
Spray aid dust . . . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(60 4 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . ..


: 4
: 11.0
: 2.8
: 606.0


6
45.o
7.5
378.3


8
67.0
8.4
682.0


Average per acre


6
1
]



J
I(
I
I
I


25.00 :$
Ll. 25 :
5.98 :

32.16 :
L2.00 :
L2.22 :
L6.60 :
.9.03 :
5.29 :

4.70

1.90, :
46W:


. C C ~


25.oo :$
20.09 :
71.54 :
1.67W:
75.13 :
5.232 :
16.84 :
18.73 :
17.01 :
3.42 :

4.85 :

1.70
4: .87/:


40o.31 .8
13.16
92.07
4. 89W :
84.46 :

12.37 :
15.12 :
15.09 :
3.28 :

5.44:

1. 1:
1.8y:


Total growing cost . .
Harvesting costs:


Cutting and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Precooling and ice . . .
Commission . . . . .
Total harvesting cost. . .
Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return.. . . . .


. . . .


a .


: : : :
:$260.82 :$266.13 :$294.16 :$227.80


:$ 99.06 :$ 59.05 :$ 90.02 :$ 68.98
: 167.88 : 122.25 : 214.54 : 168.45
: 18.56 : 11.58 : 21.08 : 17.78
: : 14.825/: 4.38/ 8.o09
4 6.25/: 37.83 : 74.35 : 55.77
:$331.75 :$245.53 :$445.37 :$319.07
:$592.57 :$511.66 :$739.53 :$546.87
:$717.89 :$575.56 :$815.17 :$645.44
:$125.32 :$ 63.90 :$ 75.6) :0 98.57


Escarole only.
Reported by 1, 4, and 3 growers averaging $10.00, $9.78, and $5.47 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by h growers averaging $7.84, $10.11, and $4.73 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 3, 5, 2, and 5 groivers averaging $6.26, $5.84, $5.62, and $14.19
per acre, respectively.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $22.22 and $28.30 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $61.67 per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 12/23/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


14
106.25
7.6
549.6


37.50
9.42
61.89
1.172/
62.58
1.352/
12.32
14.43
13.00
3.59

4.19

1.30, ,
5.o6Y


'' I


' '


*
*
.*
.*





Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Escarole

Per Acre Costs and i1eturns in the Zellwood Area,
Season 1948-49,

Item 1948-49


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


. . . 0


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . . ..
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . ..
Machine hire . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .. . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6 4 ) mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Miscellaneous expense . .

Total growing cost. . . .


Harvesting costs:

Cutting and packin,:
Containers. . ..
Hauling . . .
Precooling. . .
Commission. . .


Total harvesting cost . . .

Total crop cost . . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . .
Net return. . . . . ..


* 0 0 S 0 0 0 0 0

* 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0


labor . . . . .
0 0 0 a 0* 0 0 0 0
* 0 0 0 0 0 .
O 0 .* 0 * . . .
. . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
." . . . . . .


O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ 0

O 0 0 ~ 0 0 ~ 0 ~ ~
. . 0 ~ 0 0 0 ~ ~ 0
0 0 ~ ~ 0 ~ ~ 0 0 0 0


Average per acre

$ 17.76
3.77
37.a21
5.25
64.56
1. )4/
9.56
15.52
9.35
2.87
3.39
.94.
11.6L2/

$183.22



$ 66.70
174.40
26.56
55.98
34.50

$358.14

$541.36
$648.41
$107.05


1/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 2.16 per acre.
2/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $13.92 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-48-


. 6
319.0
53.2
616.0




Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Green Peppers

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item : 1945-46 : 1946-47*: 1947-48 : 1948-49
4 4


lumber of growers. . . .
lumber of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


5
50.0
10.0
386.0


4
29.7
7.4
152.5


3
22.0
7.3
177.0


5
94.0
18.8
W09.2


Growing costs:


Average per acre


Land rent. . . .
Seed and seedbed . .
Fertilizer . . .
Spray and dust . .
Airplane application .
Cultural labor . .


* * *

* . 0
. .


Machine hire . . . . ..
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintnenace . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance .
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .


Total growing cost . . .
Harvesting costs:


0 0 0
* 0 0 4
* 0 0 *
O 0 *
O 0 0

* 0 *

* 0 0
O ~


o * .


Picking and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .


Hauling. .
Other. . .
Commission .


0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 0 0 0 0
O 0 0 ~ 0 0 4


Total harvesting cost. . .


Total crop cost.
Crop sales . .


* 0 0 0 0
* 0 0 0 0


Net return . . . . ..


* . 0 0

O 0 0 0

* 0 * 0
. e .o .
..o . .
. . .


33.88 :
9.10i/:
30.29
28.63

112.33

6.72 :
10.07 :
8.55 :
2.18 :


32.50 : '
7.25/:
17,45:
29.18
1.35:
106.38 :

5.95
9.12
23.41 :
1.63 :


25.00 :
22.55 :
21.98 :
35.06 ,

113.89

6.50
11.39
10.70
2.0 :


5.93 5.29 : 6.02
1.07 : 2.92 1.34, :
4.16W: .62/: 1.55W:
52.91 :$243.05 :4259.02


:0 88.34 :4$ 9.93
134.96 : 53.58
25.54,: 7.12
8.4h2/:
31.56_/: 15.25

:$ 288.82 ;:125.88

:$ 5)1.73 :$368.93
:$1089.81 :$667.00
:$ 548.08 :',298.07


:0 4. 10
: 63.30
: 6.83

: 17.67

:$131.90

:.390.92
:$545.60
:$154.68


$ 23.00
10.201/
18.65
32.63

88.96
.75/
7.79
10.25
11.30
1.40

4.87

1.41
.99./
$ 212.20


$ 158.93
163.37
31.20

50.64

$ Wo4.14

$ 616.34
$1548.01
$ 931.67


revised .
i/ Planted in drill.
Reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging $2.70 and $3.00 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $ 1.88 per acre.
/ Reported by 3, 1, 2, and 4 growers averaging 06.93, $2.50, $2.32, and $1.24 per
acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $21.05 per acre.
_/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $39.45 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/14/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


25




Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Green Peppers
Per Acre Costs and iketurns in the Fort Myers Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


J 1946-47 : 1947-48


Number of growers* . .e *
Number of acres. . . . e .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)

Growing costs:

Land rent. . . . . .
Seed and seedbed . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing .
Land sweetener . . . .
Spray and dust . . . ..
Cultural labor . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . ..
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
Interest on capital invested (
land). . . . . *. .


: 5
: 91.5
: 13.3
: 364.6


10
72.0
7.2
283.3


1948-49

10
112.0
: 11.2
281.1


Average per acre


* . . .0

* 9 9 . .9 .
* 9 0 * *9
. o .
O. O. O. .


* 9
* 0
* .

* .

(6\


* <


* .

rnos.


other than
* * * *


Miscellaneous expense. . . . . . .


Total growing cost . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . . . .
Total harvesting cost. . .


S a a e 0


O 0 0 9
O 9 9 9 0 0
* . 9 0


. 0 9 0


:$ 20.60 :$
: 16.75
: 70.00 :
: 10.63 :
: 1.90/:
88.67
: 2.
1.524/::
11.02 :
; 7.62 :
: 12.94 :
2.59 :
6.14 :

1.62
: 1.67 /:
:$266.47 :$


:$123.17 :$
: 3.261/:
: 12.83 :
: 17.672/:
:$197.23 :$


24.83 :$ 26.20
45.64 : 30.64
107.91 : 107.71
5.99W/: 15.861/
19.60 : 10.94
110.75 : 108.16
453/; 4.163/
5.9l/: 1.50W5/
12.19 : 20.90
14.19 : 18.37
13.76 : 24.17
3.66 : 4.80
8.78 : 8.99


1.72 : 3.02
: 2.292/

5.41 :$395.65


65.:3 68.81,
43.9W1!/ 61.:14/
52.857/: 63.587/
11.64U: 16.289/
12.5o2/: 22.112/
186.33 :$232.19


Total crop cost. . . . . . . *. $463.70 :$ 561.74 :$627.84
Crop sales . . . . . . . . :$667.95 :$100..97 :$842.35
Net return . .. . . . . . . . :$20.25 :$ 3,23 :$214.51

1/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $ 9.98 and $26.34 per acre, respectively.
7/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $24.83 per acre.
_/ Reported by 1 and 3 growers averaging $ 4.50 and $13.87 per acre, re-
spectively.
h/ Reported by 1, 5, and 2 growers averaging $ 3.80, $11.88, and $ 7.50 per
acre, resoectivelyr
5/ Reported by 1 and L growers averaging $ 7.33 and $ 5.72 per acre, re-
spectively.
6/ Reported by 7 and 8 growers averaging $62.73 and $76.76 per acre, re-
spectively.
/ Reported by 2, 7, and 8 growers averaging $108.15, $75.50, and $79.48 per
acre, respectively.
8/ Reported by 7 and 9 growers averaging $16.62 and $31.09 per acre, re-
spectively.
9/ Reported by 4, 6, and 9 growers averaging $ 22.09 $20.82, and $t.57 per
acre, respectively. DLB:mso 12/20/49
Source: Grower estimates. -50- Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


__


37





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Green Peppers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item : 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49
---- : : : :


umber of growers, . . .
umber of acres. . . . .
average acres per grower . *
average yield per acre (bushels)
rowing costs:

Land rent. . . . . .*
Seed and seedbed . *
Fertilizer . . . . a .


Side dressing. .. . .
Dust . . . . .
Airplane application. .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . . . .
Mule feed. .. . . .
Gas, oil and grease.. *. .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . .
Licenses and insurance .
Interest on production capit,
(6% 5 mos.). . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . .


Total growing cost . .
harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . .
Grading and packing labor
Containers . . . .
Hauling. . .. . . .
Commission . . . .


Total harvesting cost. ....


. 9
. .
Ll
. 9

9 .

. 9


9 9
. .
* 9 9
* ft
. .
* *
*


. . .


Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


* a ~ 9
. a ~


: 11
: 85.5
: 7.8
: 120.0


17
71.0
4.2
182.0


16
75.5
4.7
140.2


16
87.5-
5.5
172.8


Average per acre


5.87 :$
22.67 :
35.04 :
2.951/:
2.12 :

32.01 :
.964/:
6.73-:
5.27 :
4.56 :
5.62 :
1.18 :


. . : 2.99

. . : .70
. . :$128.67


$2


6.43 :$
32.33
37.19,
3.83i/
4.70-E/:

32.07 ,
1.214/:
5.92H/:
4.74 :
4.60 :
5.49 :
1.18

3.35

.68

143.72 :$1


$ 12.61 *$ 20.12 :$
11.326/: 49.816/:
27,877/: 51.591Z:
: 7.- : ll.O :
18.562/: 16.152/:

:$ 77.80 :$149.07 :$
:$206.47 :$292.79 :$4
:$274.01 :$627.52 :$;
:$ 67.54 :Q334.73 :$


6.56 :$ 7.34
29.09 : 27.81
35.74 : 33.02
7.061/: 10.991/1
3.96i/: 4.32*/

37.25, : 32.41,
.894/: .62/
4.5o/: .90Z
4.67 : 7.11
3.18 : 4.79
4.09 : 5.8b
.70 : 1.33

3.34 : 3.38

.51 : .73

41.54 :$415.28


18.42 i$ 25.37
8.02./: 3.5W
9.921/:
13.22 : 15.25
13.44 : 17.27


63.02
204.56
222.07
17.51


:$ 61.43
:$206.71
:$560.53
:$353.82


l/ Reported by 6, 8, 11, and 15 growers averaging 0 5.4, o.V4, u.Vf, ana
$11.72 per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 5, 14, 8, and 1l growers averaging $ 4.66, $ 5.71, $ 7.91, and
$ 6.29 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 5 growers averaging i$ 2.14 per acre.
Reported by 2, 6, 5, and 2 growers averaging $ 5.25, $ 3.43, $ 2.84, and
$ 5.00 per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 10, 15, 14, and 13 growers averaging $ 7.41, $ 6.71, $ 5.15, and
- 4i 6.03 per acre, respectively.
6/ Reported by 7, 16, 3, and 6 growers averaging $17.78, 452.92, $42.75, and
S$ 9.44 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 6, 16, and 3 growers averaging $46.45, $54.81, and $52.92 per
acre, respectively.
8/ Reported by 10 growers averaging $ 8,19 per acre.
V/ Reported by 5 and 16 growers averaging 440.82 and $17.16 per acre, respectively.
source: Grower records and estimates. 51 DLB:mso 12/27/49
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Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Green Peppers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the liianatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1918-49.

Item : 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


Number of growers. . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower . *
Average yield per acre (bushels)


: 3 :
: 15.0 :
: 5.0 :
: 200.0 :


3
22.5
7.5
152.0


4
20.5
5.1
230.5


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . .
Seed and seedbed . .
Fertilizer . . .
Spray and dust . .
Cultural labor . ..
Machine hire . . .
Mule feed. . . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance
Depreciation . ..
Licenses and insurance
Interest on production


. . .
. . .


* . .

capital


Interest on capital invested (4
than land) . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

Total growing cost . . . .


Harvesting costs:

Picking labor. . . .
Grading and packing labor.
Containers . . . .
Hauling. . . . .
Commission . . . .


Total harvesting cost. .. ..


Total crop cost. ..
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


* 4

(65 -
other

* <


* S ~
* . .


. . . a


* . S
. 5 0 ~
. S S S
. . 0
. . .


. 0 .


. 0 0 S 0
* 0 ~
. S


Average per

:$ 35.00 :$ 48.33
: 33.33 : 10.12
: 108.06 : 59.16
: 18.23 : 11.68
: 171.67 : 102.49
6.2l/: 2.43
: 11.09 : 11.37.
: 17.55 : 26.88
: 13.11 : 20.97
: 16.72 : 23.77
2.04 : 4.01
: 10.41 : 7.59

: 2.09 : 2.97
: : 6.08

:$445.51 :$337.81


:$ 37.50 :$ 37.81
: 23.34/: 41.52
: 21.33V: 45.50
: 10.50 : 5.88
: 14.33 : 28.50
:$107.00 :$159.21

:$552.51 :$497.02
:$552.83 :544.87
:$ 0.32 :$ 7.85


acre

:$ 35.48
: 20.25
: 83.38
: 17.10
: 116.25
*I 2.73
: 7.07
24.06
26.64
12.43
: 3.42
8.46

S 1.56
: 2.02

:$360.85



:$ 69.05
: 28.13J
9.46
20.01
:$126.65

:$487.50
:$960.62
:$473.12


1/ Reported by 1, 1, and 2 growers averaging $18.62, $7.28, and $5.Z6 per
acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $17.06 per acre.
3/ Reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging $9.06 and $8.10 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 1 grower at $70.00 per acre.
/ Reported by 1 grower at $64.00 and $112.50 per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/13/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Green Peppers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Pompano Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item : 195-6 1946-47 1947-48 198-49


umber of growers . . . .
unber of acres . . . . .
rerage acres per grower. . .
rera e yield per acre (bushels).


7
245.0
35.0
1410.7


11
181.0
16.5
354.3


16
344.5
21.5
374.0


18
454.0
25.2
439.8


'owing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . . . ..
Fertilizer. . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . .
Airplane application. . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.) . . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land) . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense . . . .

otal growing cost. . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking and packing
Containers. . .
Hauling . . .
Commission. . .


labor .
. . 0
* . .
o e0 o 0 o


Total harvesting cost . . .

Total crop cost . . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . ..
Net return. . . . . . .


25.00 :*
16.051/:
117.63 :.
17.282_/:

110.54 :

3.525/:
7.91 /:
4.35 :
7.56 ,:
.62!/:

7.91 :

0 l:9
.914 :
13 318/:

332.62 :$


. . :$ 103.57
. . : 126.36
S. 30.7
. : 22.32

. . :$ 282.96

. . :$ 615.58
. . :$ll14.29
* . :$ 493.71


$1


Average per acre

26.95 :$ 22.28 ,:$
22.431/: 21.151/:
121.60 : 120.93 :
29.60 : 31.92 ,:
5.8-8: 2.312/:
110.00 127.50 ,:
3.97Y:
5.44 5: .77/:
9.34 : 11.75 :
8.87 11.37 :
9.45 : 8.22 :
1.70 : 1.99 :

8..59 9.04 :

1.18 1.03 :
1.958/: .63:


21.23
22. 01/
116.15
25.48
3.672
118.514
4. 70/
4.48V/
10.49
7.64
7.12
2.60

8.51

.89
2.38/


362.98 :$379.86 :$ 356.85


93.77 :$ 95.24 :$ 124.62
110.57 : 111.26 : 132.69
20.06 : 24.95 : 45.10
19.53 : 21.62 : 24.48

243.93 $253.07 :$ 326.89

606.91 :$632.93 :$ 683.74
.089.95 :$808.97 :$1154.57
483.04 :$176.04 :$ 470.83


1/ Combination of drill and seedbed-reset plantings.
7/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $24.19 per acre.
7/ Reported by 8, 6, and 6 growers averaging $8.09, $6.15 and $11.00 per acre,
-" respectively,
/ Reported by 9 and 15 growers averaging $7.07 and $5.64 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 4, 14, and 15 growers averaging $6.16, $6.59, and $5.37 per acre,
respectively.
6/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $9.23 per acre.
7/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $0.72 per acre.
/ Reported by 5, 4, 2, and 9 growers averaging $18.63, $5.37, $5.02, and $5.69
Ser acre, respectively.
9/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $35.83 per acre. DLB:mso 1/24/50
Source: Grower records and estimates. -53. Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 75'


0





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Green Peppers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sumter County Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 1945-46 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 19h8-49
i ,_ __ ,, ,, __


iNumber of growers . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
iAverage acres per grower. .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


10
63.5
6.4
272.9


14
55.2
4.0
130.0


19
63.4
3.3
227.0


18
54.O
3.0
190.4


Growing costs:
Land rent . .
Seed and seedbed.
Fertilizer. .
Side dressing .


Average per acre


0 5
. 0
00
0 ~


*
*
.*
*


Dust. . "o . .
Cultural labor. . .
Machine hire. . . .
Mule feed . . . .
Gas, oil and grease .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . a *
Licenses and insurance.


* 6 0 0
* 5 0 ~
. 0 0 ~
. . 6
. . 0

. . 0
. .
* 0
. .
S 0 ~ 6
* . .


Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.) . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land) . . .
Miscellaneous expense . .
Total growing cost. . . . .
Harvesting costs .6/

Picking, washing and packing lab
Hauling . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . .
Total harvesting cost . . *

Total crop cost . . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . . .
Net return. . . . . .a


. . ~$ 35.65 :$ 35.00
. . : 22.76 : 25.99
. . : 46.50 : 59.90
. .*. : 8.221/: 8.032
:. . 23.26 : 19.46
: 134.00 : 126.12
. : 3.862
. . : 24.86 : 21.56
. : 18.29 : 15.86
. .. : 8.78 : 15.20
O . : 39.70 : 29.78
. . : 4.30 : 2.98

. . : 8.52 : 8.53

. . : 4.96 : 3.72
. . : 14.01 7.17
. . :$393.81 :$3,83.16


or. .. :$ 61.19 :$ 22.15
. . : 26.79 : 12.66
. .. : 17.38 : 7.82
. . :$105.36 :$ 42.63
. . :$499.17 :$425.79
. . :$559.71 :$560.36
. . :$ 60.54 :$135.07


5$


30.53 :$ 32.36
20.20 : 17.71
63.65 : 56.68
8.241/: 10.011/
23.942/: 25.41
143.82, : 120.78 _
3.60W/: 9.333/
19.41 : 18.60
17.24 : 30.09
17.03 : 22.53
37.32 : 36.55
3.569: 4.99

8.93 : 8.88
4.66, 4.57
5.9gi/: 6.93V
408.04 :$405.-2


55.52 :$ 57.53
24.43 : 13.91
11.37 : 9.38
91.37 :$ 30.82

499.41 :$486.24
382.41 :$576.40
-117.00 : 90.16


Reported by 9, 12, 13, and 15 growers averaging $9.14, $9.36, $12.04, and
$12.02 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 18 growers averaging $25.28 per acre.
Reported by 9, 13, and 15 growers averaging $6.00, $5.27, and $11.19 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by 18 growers averaging $ 3.76 per acre.
Reported by 5 and 7 growers averaging $22.45 and $17.81 per acre, respectively.
Sold in field box; container and grading costs paid by buyer.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/22/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


H


19b





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Green Peppers
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Wauchula Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item

Number of growers. . . . . *
Number of acres. . . . . .. * *
Average acres per grower . . . . .
Average yield per acre (bushels) . . . .
GroTwing costs:
Land rent. . . . . . * .* *
Seed and seedbed . . . . .* * *
Fertilizer .. . . . .
Land sweetener .. . . * *
Spray and dust .. . . . * *
Cultural labor . . . . ... * *
.Machine hire .. . . . .... * *
Mule feed. . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . * *
Licenses and insurance . . . . a
Interest on production capital (6 -5 mos.)
Interest on capital invested (other than
land). . p . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . . . e


Total growing cost . . .


Harvesting costs:
Picking and packing labor.
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . . .


. . 0 *


0 . . .
. . . * *


Total harvesting cost . . . . . .


Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


1946-47 1947-48 1948-49

4 : 4 : 5
S3.5 : 4.0 : 5.8
.9 : 1.0 : 1.2
: 128.8 : 148.0 : 333.4
: Average per acre


9.25 :3 9.00
7.001/: 19.69
39.81 : 33.83
5.75$2/ 5.62,.
17.883/: 17.62
97.25, ,: 116.25
6.oo00/: 4.5o0
7.7$5/: 10.38
8.30 : 7.71
4.40 : 5.48
13.00 : 7.49
1.61 : 1.89
5.12 : 5.80

1.63 : .93

224.75 :$246.24


:1


$ 35.69'. 36.88
S7.69/: 14.75
5.9Q/: 6.55
:$ 49.28 :$ 58.18

:$274.03 :$304.42
:$311.25 :$392.50
:$ 37.22 :$ 88.08


:$ 13.00
22.50
: 64.28
24.60
: 21.90
: 112.00
: 1.80
: 16.76
: 22.87
: 15.76
24.04
3.55
8.33

: 3.01
: 1.066/

:$ 368.46


;$ 97.03
: 26.51
13.34

:$ 136.88

:$ 505.34
:$1053.86
:$ 548.52


1/ Seed only.
Y/ Reported by 3 and 2 growers averaging $7.67 and $11.25 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $23.83 per acre.
IT Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 8.00 and $6.00 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $10.33 per acre.
Reported by 1 grower at $5.33 per acre.
7/ One complete and one partial loss at picking tine. Average of 3 cases:
171.7 bushels per acre; picking and packing $47.58; hauling $10.25; and
commission $7.87; total $65$.70 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates,


DLB:mso 12/20/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Irish Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade County Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers
Number of acres .
Average acres per
Average yield per

Growing costs:


* 0 * 0

grower. .
acre (50#


S* *
* . .
* 0 0 0
sacks).


1946-47 1947-48 1948-49

: 33 : 37 : 43
:3308.0 :3288.0 :3953.0
: 100.2 : 88.9 : 263.5
: 195.8 : 277.0 : 353.1


Average per acre


Land rent . *
Seed. . . . . *
Fertilizer. . . .
Spray and dust. . # .
Cultural labor. . . .
Machine hire. . . .
Gas, oil and grease .
Repair and maintenance. .
Depreciation. . . .
Licenses and insurance. ,


Interest on production capital (615 4 mos.
Interest on capital invested (other
than land). . . . . . * * *
Miscellaneous expense e * *

Total growing cost. . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . . 0 .
Grading and packing labor . . . . o
Containers. * . * * *
Hauling . . * *e *
Commission. . . . . * * o* *


Total harvesting cost . .


Total crop cost .
Crop sales. . .
Net return. . .


. & 0 0 0 0 a 0


0 0 0
0 0 4


Reported by 3 growers averaging $3.93
Reported by 7 and 5 growers averaging
spectively.


25.13 :$
75.80 :
40.16 :
22.53 :
42.86 :

8.79 :
7.41 :
8.76
2.79 :
14.59

2.832/:
4.27 /:


27.82 :$
75.33 :
44.54
24.15
38.60 o
1.071/:
10.22 :
9.32 :
12.60 :
4.00 :
4.76 :

1.262:
2.92 :


30.40
81.37
46.96
20.13
34.77
1.921/
9.71
8.70
12.60
3.19
4.85

1.26
5.46


:$243.97 :$256.59 :$261.32


:$ 13.57
: 49.53
: 24.08
: 6.08
: 19.14

:$112.40

i$356.37
:$373.27
:$ 21.90


and 49. 2 per


:$ 20.28 :$ 21.86
: 65.90 : 87.28
: 29.13 : 34.08
: 9.49 : 15.78
: 25.04 : 29.43

:$149.84 :$188.43

:$406.43 :$449.75
:$616.14 :$648.30
:$209.71 :$198.55

acre, respectively.


$6.10 and $6.42 per acre, re-


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/26/50
2xp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-56-


* 0 0 S 0 *
* 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 S 0 0 0
* 0 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 0 0 0 0 4 *
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 0 0 0 0 0
* 0 ~ 0 0 ~ 0
* 0 0 0 ~ 0 0 *
* 0 0 0 0 0 0


I:






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Irish Potatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 1945-46 : 1946-47 : 1947-48 1948-49


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . .
Average acres per grower . # 0
Average yield per acre (5C# sacks)


: 5
:1315.0
: 263.0
: 193.0


: 5
: 526.0
: 105.0
: 78.0


: 3
: 280.0
: 93.0
: 257.7


: 3
: 500.0
: 166.7
: 356.3


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . . . ..
Seed . . . ... . .. . .
Fertilizer . . . . .
Spray and dust . . .
Cultural labor . .. . .
Machine hire . . . . ..
Gas, oil and grease. . . ..
Repair and maintenance . . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . .

Total growing cost . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor. . . . . .
Washing and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . .
Other .. . . . .
Commission . . . . .


Total harvesting cost. . .. . . .


Total crop cost. . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . . .


. :$ 22.40
. *: 53.38
.. : 18.60
. : 24.76
. : 27.16

. 4.51
: 5.77
S. : 8.00
. : 1.52

S. : 3.18

. : .80
. : .80'


Average per acre

:$ 16.86 :$ 14.50
: 55.25 : 47.84
19.75 : 18.34
: 32.02 : 16.95
: 30.42 : 18.94,
2.081
: 11.65 : 8.07
9.35 : 8.57
: 13.89 : 7.15
: 1.39 1.76

3.66 : 2.74

1.39 : .72
: 6.1.2/:


S. . :$170.88 :$201.77 :$147.66
*


:3 22.29
39.60
33.62
: 11.19
16.95
17.30

:$14o.95

: 311.83
:$340-34
: 28."1


:0 12.28 :$ 31.15
: 23.36 : 60.25
16.76 : 50.55
: 7.00 : 25.76

: 8.23 : 31.00

:$ 67.63 :$193.71

;-269.40 : 346.37
C170.02 :;5$6o30
:'-99.38 : 109.93


:$ 21.67
62.52
: 25.54
27.90
18.36
/ 1.97
: 0.86
13.05
10.28
1.94

3.68

1.03


$198.80



:$ 27.18
: 97.54
: 82.85
: 31.10

: 35.63

:'274.30

:$473.10
:$659.24
:$186.14


SReported by 1 grower at $6.25 and $5.92 per acre, respectively.
Re-orted by 3 and 4 growers averaging $1.33 and $7.68 per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 1/24/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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* .
* .






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Irish Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Fort Myers Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . . .
Average yield per acre (50# sacks)


; 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


: 6
5: 73.0
: 95.5
: 135.0


4
580.9
145.2
307.0


6
726.0
121.0
250.3


Growing costs:


Average per acre


Land rent. . . . . .
Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer and land sweetener. .
Spray and dust . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital (6%
Intere t on capital invested (othe:
land). . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . .


* *
* *
. .
. .
* *

* *
* *
* .
* *
* 4

- 4 m
r than
* 9 m
* 4


* ,
* *
. 4
* .
* *
* *
* *
. .
* *
. .
os.)

* .
* .


Total growing cost . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Tractor and digger use . .
Picking labor. . . . .
Washing and packing labor. .
Containers . . . .
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . .

Total harvesting cost. .

Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . . ..
Net return . . . . .


. S 9 9 9 *
. 4 . 9 5 5
. S S ~ 4 4 ~
S 9 ~ S ~ ~ ~
. S 4 4 ~ ~
S S * 9 ~ 9 ~

. . 4 .

. . S S ~ ~
. S ~ ~ 4 ~
. 9 . . *


:$ 38.33 :$ 36.50
75.28 : 70.27
58.04 : 59.32
: 39.01 : 28.97
:44.67 : 34.38

9.42 : 8.45
10.08 : 7.82
11.67 : 8.83
2.44 : 1.38
: 5.5 : 4.94

1.16 .88


:$295.65 :$261.74



:$ 7.16
10.22 :$ 18.43
24.22 : 62.13
23.55 : 51.77
: .25: 11.95
10.832/: 27.70

:$ 80.23 :$171.98

:$375.88 :$433.72
:$319.00 :$549.64
:$-56.88 :$115.92


:$ 32.08
: 70.92
: 60.96
: 21.36
: 38.33
S3.- 51/
: 18.55
: 14.88
: 18.54
: 6.32
: 5.44

: 1.85
: 4.81

:$297.49




:$ 17.22
: 70.66
: 44.37
: 17.73
: 25.47

:$175.45

:$472.94
:$569.36
:$ 96.42


Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 6.91 per acre.
jf Reported by 4 growers averaging $16.25 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 12/21/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


I I


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Irish Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Hastings Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . . .
Number of acres. . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . .
Average yield per acre (100# sacks).


S1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


: 28
:25o4.o
: 89.4
: 71.2


: 27
:2637.5
: 97.7
: 97.0


: 23
:2688.0
: 116.9
: 153.8


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . .
Seed . . . . .
Fertilizer . . .
Spray and dust . .
Airplane application .
Cultural labor . .


:$ 18.73


* 9 9
* 9 9
. . .
. S ~
. S ~
* . 9


Mule feed. . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.)
Interest on capital invested (other than
land) . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . . . . .


Average per acre


49.28
44.37
8.92

33.38
1.00?/
7.39
9.53
8.55
1.33
3.50

.85
.822/


:$ 17.22 :$ 17.89
: 64.87 : 56.63
: 51.35 : 53.87
: 9.48 : 15.25
: .761/: 2.791/
. 35.16 : 33.37
: .78: .83V/
: 8.61 : 10.30
: 8.98 : 9.77
: 9.22 : 9.86
: 1.75 : 2.16
: 4.01 : 4.16

: .92 : .99
: 1.38/: 5.-4/
**


Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:

Picking labor. . . . .
Washing and packing labor. .
Containers and twine .. .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . .


. . . .


. S ~

. ,


Total harvesting cost. . . . . . .

Total crop cost . . . . . . .
Crop sale . . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . . . . .


1/ Reported by 7 and 12 growers averaging $2.92 and $5.35 per acre, respectively.
?/ Reported by 9, 5, and 5 growers averaging $3.11, `4.23, and $ 3.80 per
acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 15, 14, and 12 growers averaging $1.53, $4.11, and $10.35 per
acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:mso 12/21/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-59-


:$187.65


: 13.98
19.89
15.35
8.26
10.53

:$ 68.01

:$255.66
:$190.69
:$-64.97


:$214.49


:$ 15.00
: 23.73
: 23.65
: 10.03
: 14.72

:$ 87.13

$301.62
:$417.97
:$116.35


:$223.27


:$ 20.13
: 37.52
: 37.16
: 18.22
: 22.61

:$135.64

:$358.91.
:$532.87
:$173.9o


*
*
*
:*
:*






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Irish Potatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . . .
Number of acres4 . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . .
Average yield per acre (100l sacks).


Growing costs:

Land rent. . . . . .
Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . .
Dust . . . .
Airplane application . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . . . ..
Mule feed. . . . . ..
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .


. . .
0


Total growing cost . . .


Harvesting costs:
Picking labor. . . .
Washing and packing labor.
Tractor and digger use
Containers and twine .
Hauling. . . . . .
Commission . . . .
Total harvesting cost .
Total crop cost. . . .
Crop sales . .. . . .
Net return . . . . .


. . . .


S1945-46 : 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


10
259.5
26.0
103.4


14
356.0
25.5
69.0


13
245.0
18.8
37.5


6
33.9
5.6
92.0


: Average per acre

:$ 5.46 :$ 6.37 :$ 7.48 :4 8.00
35.68 : 40.00 : 42.32 : 43.63
37.05 : 39,04 42.67 : 39.29
2.61 : 5.20 : 3.0311: 3.47

19.85 : 17.97 : 28.77 : 20.25
S.54/ : 1.032o/
7.00 : 5.56/: 4.78/: 4.2 0/
5.965/: 5.14 : 4.89 : 8.18
: 6.91 : 5.17 : 3.56 : 5.68
S9,63 : 7.26 : 4.68 : 6.71
: 1.10 : 1.37 : 1.12 : 1.92

2.U7 : 2.55 : 2.79 : 2.71

: .97 : .73, .47 : .67
: 2.10W: 1.52/: :
:$136.84 :$137.88 :$147.65 :$145.74


:$ 26.42 :$ 17.61 :$ 9.95 :$ 26.267
23.36 : 14.61 : 5.28 : 14.697/
6.62 : 7.14 : 1.18/:
18.95 : 16.91 : 11.52 : 36.89
10.34 : 7.59 : 4.12 : 7.769/
14.04 : 8.36 : 4.61 : 10.23I/
:$ 99.73 :$ 72.22 :0 36.66 :4 95.83
:$236.57 :$210.10 ;$184.31 :4241.57
:$244.60 :$175.60 :$114.11 :$334.72
:$ 8.03 :$-34.50 :@-70.20 :$ 93.15
: . . : . . : _*


Reported by 10 growers averaging 4 3.95 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 2.37 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging $ 3,50 and $3.10 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 13, 11, and 4 growers averaging $5.99, $5,65, and $6.30 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by 9 growers averaging $ 6.63 per acre.
Reported by 3 and 12 growers averaging $6.98 and $1.78 per acre, respectively
Reported by 5 growers averaging $17.63 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 5.13 per acre.
Reported by 5 growers averaging $ 9.31 per acre.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $15.35 per acre.


y.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:mso 12/28/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


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.*






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Squash

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Fort Myers Area,
Season 19W8-49.


Item


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . *
Seed. . . . . . . . ..
Fertilizer. . . . . . .
Side dressing or lime . .. .
Dust. . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . . .
Interest on production capital (6 1
Interest on capital invested (other tl
Miscellaneous expense . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . .


* , .

. . .a
* . .
* ft

* * .







ion land).
. . *

6 mos.). .
ea land).
. . .


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . . .
Grading and packing labor .
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . .

Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . .
Net return. . . . . .


. . . .


. .
. .
. .
* .


* C C ~ C ~ C

C C C ~ ~ C ~ C C *


* C C C C C C C *


1948-49



35.0
: 8.8
: 137.5

Average per acre

$ 21.25
: 3.82
26.951/
: 11.91
: 12.10
: 30.00 2
: 10. I
: 22.45
13.80
22.35
7.54
: 3.27
2.24
3.522/


$ 191.60



$ 85.94
70.31
79.00
14.56
21.88

$ 271.69

$ 463.29
$ 472.90
$ 9.61


1/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $35.93 per acre.
7/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $13.87 per acre..
7/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $ 7.03 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/30/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-61-


. . . .




Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Squash
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 1945-46 1946-47 : 1947-48 1948-49
Ite : :


number of growers. . . . . .
number of acres. . . . . . .
Average acres per grower . .. .
Average yield per acre (3/4 bushels) .
growing costs:


Land rent. . . . . . .
Seed . . .. . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . .
Side dressing. . . . .*
Dust (Fall crop only).. o
Airplane application . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . .
Mule feed. . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital
(6% 4 mos.). . .. . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .


. . .
. . .
. . .


Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:
Picking labor . . . . . . .
Grading and packing labor. . . .*
Containers and wrapping paper. . .
Hauling . . . . . * *
Commission . ... . . .
Total harvesting cost. . . . .
Total crop cost . . . . . . .
Crop sales . . .. . . . .
Net return . . . . . *


: 10
: 343.5
: 34.4
: 91.6


S$5.1o
: 3.87
15.75
: 4.75
: 3.872
23.29,
: 3.C!
: 8.035
: 3.69
: 4.39
4.21
: 1.03-
: 1.56

: *.42
: 1.22J
:$ 84.23


$ 11.56
: 9.98
30.67
: 5.43
10.79
:$ 63.43
:$152.66
:$124. 55
:$-28.11


11
175.0
15.9
128.0


17
317.5
18.7
133.0


14
317.0
22.6
179.9


Average per acro


I:9


4.36
5.52
17.99
4.78i/
2.18 /
22.97
.82 /
6. 4/
4.47
3.26
4.07
1.08


1.149

: 52
:3 80.36


:$ 13.34
: 10.39
: 35.66
: 6.95
11.67
:$ 78.01
:$158.37
:$225.77
:$ 67.40


7/


:$ 5.15 :$ 4.77
: 4.93 : 4.11
17.46 : 16.08
5.7A2/: 5.05
7.03 : 1.572
: .43
18.388 : 18.68
1.954/: 1.76!
4.k37/- 6.64.
4. : : 5.38
3.86 : 3.21
3.92 : 4.31
1.05 : 1.18
1.50 : 1.38

.39 : .43

:$ 80.92 :$ 74.98


:$ 23.30 :$ 31.64
12.36/: 24.63
41.74 : 50.92
7.40 : 3.32
: 12.53 : 17.99
:$ 97.33 :$133.50
:$173.25 :$208.48
:$229.12 :$273.04
:$ 50.87 :$ 64.56


I


V
I


Reported by 9 and 15 growers averaging 5.84 and 1$6.48 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 8, 2, and 3 growers averaging $4.84, $12.00, and $7.35 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by 1 grower at $6.00 per acre.
Reported by 5, 2, 4, and 4 growers averaging $6.10, $4.50, $8.27, and $6.18
per acre, respectively.
Reported by 9, 9, 9, and 12 growers averaging $8.92, $7.87, $8.37, and $7.74
per acre, respectively.
Reported by 9.growers averaging $ 1.14 per acre.
Reported by 2 and 3 growers averaging $6.12 and $1.92 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 11 growers averaging $19.10 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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DLB:mso 12/22/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. -750


--


--


:/





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Squash

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Pompano Area,
Seasons 1947-48 and 1948-49.

Item 1947-48 1948-49
*t e : .* ____
*


Number of growers. . .. . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


4
95.0

131.0


4
16o.o
140.0
114.5


Growing costs:


Land rent. . . . . .
Seed . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . .. . .
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . . .
Repair and maintenance .. .
Depreciation . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital


* *

* .

. .
* *
* .
* *
* *
. .
* *


(6" 1 mos.) .


Interest on capital invested (other than land)
Miscellaneous expense. . . . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . . . .


Harvesting costs:

Picking and packing labor. . . . .
Containers . . . . . . :
Hauling. . . . . . . . . . :
Commission . . . .* * :

Total harvesting cost. . . . . :

Total crop eost. . . . . . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . . * :
Net return . . . . . . . . :


: Average

: $ 23.50 :
: 1.93 :
: 41.20 :
S 35.75 :
: 51.75 :

: 7.99-"
: 10.87
: 11.32
: 7.96 :
: 1.98 :
: 3.83 :
: .80


$204.12


. 63.00 :
48.37 :
11.66 :
9.79 :

$132.82

$336.94 :
$381.27
$3 4.33


1/ Reported by 2 growers averaging 5$.83 per acre.
?/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $10.66 and $7.19 per acre, respectively.
J/ Reported by 1 and 3 growers averaging $3.30 and $7.61 per acre, re-
spectively.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 1/17/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-63-


per acre


21.18
3.34
35.77
15.75
31.50
5.,o

11.84
8.58
7.14
1.30
2.91
.71
5.702/


$156.16


146.65
43.27
11.45
7.23

$108.60

$264.76
"253.30
6-11.46


8






Preliminary -- 'Not for Publication
Strawberries
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Wauchula Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers
Number of acres .
Average acres per
Average yield per

Growing costs:

Land rent . .
Plants. .
Fertilizer. .
Land sweetener.
Spray and dust.
Cultural labor.
Machine hire. .
Mule feed . .


grower.
(pints)


1946-47 1947-48 1948-49

8 : 8 7
18.5 : 12.8 : 6.5
2.3 1.6 : .9
4116.0 :3228.0 : 4417.4


Average per acre


S ~ ~ S


* . S S


S S ~ S S ~ S ~ S
. S S S ~ ~ ~ S ~ ~ S S


* . S S
. S ~ S ~


Gas, oil and grease .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . .
Licenses and insurance.


. .
. .


. 5 5 . .
. S . .*


. . . .S

. . . .S
. .. .


Interest on production capital (6% 6 mos.
Interest on capital invested (other than
land) . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . .


Total growing cost. . ..


)


. .


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . . . . . .
Washing and packing labor . .
Containers. . . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . . .
Total harvesting cost . . . . .


Total crop cost . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . .
Net return. . .. . .


. . . .
. . . .
. . . O.


. :$ 13
. : 5


. :$ 29

. :$ 72
. :$101
. :$ 28


:$ 12.06
74.50
49.13
15.83
: 10.31/
: 202.25
7.562/
13.20
9.20
6.19
9.08
1.61
: 12.12


:$ 11.25
: 90.04
: 51.21
: 3.51-
: 6.26.
: 198.15,
$5.4o2/
13.18
: 8.71-/
9.65
9.05
3.086/
: 12.02


:$ 11.64
108.29
: 39.02
20.21i/
15.57
, 247.15
: ~8.912/
: 13.494/
: 22.48
: 18.00
: 17.49
: 2.74
: 15.34


1.36 : 1.36 : 2.63
: .141/: 3.62:
6.40 :$423.01 :$ 546.58


32.93 :W107.04 :0 133.36
0.11 : 45.69 : 68.54
)3.28 : 70.75 113.66
.3.07 : 9.96 : 10.69
p9.39 :$233.44 :$ 326.25

-5.79 :$656.45 :$ 872.83
-3.59 :$647.64 :$1039.95
i7.80 :$ -8.81 :s 167.12


1/ Reported by 2 and 5 growers averaging $14.05 and $28.30 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 4 and 7 growers averaging $20.62 and $ 7.15 per acre, re-
spectively.
3/ Reported by 7, 4, and 6 growers averaging $8.64, $10.79, and $10.39 per
acre, respectively.
V/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $23.61 per acre.
5/ Reported by 7 growers averaging $ 9.96 per acre.
5/ Reported by 7 growers averaging $ 3.53 per acre.
7/ Reported by 1 and 2 growers averaging $ 1.12 and $12.66 per acre, re-
spectively.


Source: Grower estimates.


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DLB:mso 12/21/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


1


. .
. .


:*


: h


7/





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Sweet Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49


umber of growers. . . . .
lumber of acres. . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)
growing costs:


Land rent. . . *
Seed and seedbed
Fertilizer . . .
Cultural labor .
Machine hire . .
Mule feed. . . .
Gas, oil and grease.
Repair and maintenance
Depreciation . .
Licenses and insurance
Interest on production
(6% 5 mos.). .


* * *


. 0 * * *a
. . . . .
. 5 . . . .
. . a . . .
* . C . .
capital
. . * * *


Interest on capital invested
(other than land). . . .

Total growing cost . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor. . . . .
Grading and packing labor. .
Containers . . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission . . . . .


Total harvesting cost. . . .

Total crop cost. . . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . ..


S* * *


: 6
: 158.0
: 26.3
: 92.7


:$ 5$79
: 46.91
22.38
: 23.37

8.46
6.24
5.66
6.19
1.42

3.01

.77


8
72.0
9.0
75.0


5
56.0
11.2
84.1


: 9
: 106.0
: 11.8
: 62.8


Average per acre


8
2
,


. . :$130.20 :$1



* * :9 19.01 :$
. . : 8.712/:
. . : 32.24 :

. . : 34.56
9983 :
: 983 ;


:$230.03 :$2J
:$410.48 :$ 1
:$18o.45 :$-


7.53 :$ 6.00
2.08 : 65.31
2,45 : 25.99
0.03 : 30.50

6,80 : 4.14
4.61 : 5.18
5.UO : 3.23
6.06 : 4.46
1.47 : .61

4.01 3.52

.76 .56

71.20 :$19.50



L4.03 : )
20.21 :$ 24.71)
28.47 : 28.01
4.20 : 8.46
4.95 : 8.41

71.86 t: 69.59

43.06 :$219.09
80.66 :0335.34
62.40 :$116.25


:$ 7.00
37.89
23.79
28.67


6.90
5.30
6.45
1.54

2.90

.81

:i126.25



:$ 21.59
.833
2.671
4.77
: 4.43.4

0: 34.29

:160.54
:p227.24
:$ 66.70


/
/


/

/


I/ Reported by 1 grower at *5.00 per acre.
Y/ Reported by 8 growers averaging $ 5.01 per acre.
3/ Reported by 3 and 1 growers averaging $17.43 and $7.50 per
T/ Reported by 1 grower at $24.00 per acre.
Reported by 5 growers averaging $ 6.37 per acre.
- Reported by 6 growers averaging $ 6.65 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


acre, respectively.


DLB:mso 12/28/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


*




Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Tomatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade County Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers . . .
Number of acres. .
Average acres per grower. .a .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


S1946-47 : 1947-48

: 14 : 11
:1997.0 :3857.0
: 143.0 : 350.6
: 125.0 : 93.8


Growing costs:


Average per acre


Land rent . . . . . . . :$ 18.24 :
Seed. . . . . . . . . . : 2.82 :
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . : 65.55 :
Spray and dust. . . . . . : 26.9 :
Airplane application. . . . . . : 1.351/:
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . : 73.2 ,:
Machine hire. . . . . . . * : *172/:
Mule feed . . . . . . . . : .64u/:
Gas, oil and grease . . . . *. : 9.04 :
Repair. .. . . . . . . . . : 13.43 :
Depreciation . . . . ........ : 9.93 :
Licenses and insurance . . .. : 3.49 :
Interest on production capital (6' 5 mos.): 5.60 :
Interest on capital invested (other : :
than land). . . . . . * e : 1.24.:
Miscellaneous expense . .. . : .19 :


$ 24.64
2.62
72.07
30.45

100.27
1.2 b
1.433/
13.17
17.94
18.01
5.28
6.97

2.25
9.32/


:$ 29.88
3.96
73.64
: 29.35

S95.59
2.782/
,:

13.80
18.90
13.07
: 3.87
: 6.96

1.63
: 6.616/


Total growing cost. . ..


. . .


:$240.88 :$305.90 ::300.04
.


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . .
Grading and packing
Containers. . .
Hauling . . .
Commission. . .


* o .
labor .
. . .
. . o
. o.


Total harvesting cost . .


Total crop cost . .
Crop sales. . .
Net return. . . .


a ~ a ~ a a ~ a ~
. a a a ~ a a a a
. a a ~ ~ ~ a a


:$ 34.84 :$ 33.51
: 72.81 63.36
: 65.56 : 56.47
: 9.27 : 8.32
: 16.43 : 14.06

:$198.91 :$175.72

:$439.79 :$431.62
:$507.89 :$525.62
:$148.10 : 44.00oo


:$ 88.78
: 46.965/
: 46.36_/
: 16.35
: 21.71

:$220.16

:$520.20
:$928.96
:$408.76


I/ Reported by 2 growers averaging 1 9.46 and $ 1.30 per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 3, 2, and 7 growers averaging $0.78, $ 6.84, and $7.15 per
acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 6 and 5 growers averaging 41.50 and $3.14 per acre, re-
spectively.
h/ Reported by 7, 9, and 15 growers averaging $8.37, $11.39, and $7.93 per
acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 9 growers averaging $93.92 and $92.72 per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.
-66-


DLB:mso 1/26/40
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


1948-49

18
:5208.5
: 289.4
: 212.8






Preliminary -- liot for Publication
Tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Fort Liyers Area,
Season 1947-48.


Item


1947-48


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


. . . . .
* . . *.
. . . . .


Growing costs:


Land rent . ....
Seed and seedbed. ..
7r- -L2 i* 2 ;-


reruilizer. . e . e * * * *
Land sweetener. . . . * *
Spray and dust. . . . . . * * *
Cultural labor. . . . . . * * *
Machine hire. . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . * * *
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . ....
Licenses and insurance. . . . . *.
Interest on production capital (6 5 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Total growing cost. . . . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . . . ... . . .........
Grading and packing labor . . . . . . .
Containers. . . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . .. * *
Commission . . . . o . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . . . . .

Total crop cost . . . . ... * *
Crop sales. . . . . . . .. . . *
Net return. . . . . . . . . . .


39.0
$5.6
146.0

Average per acre

$ 20.86
l0.57

4.88-
26.99
71.05
1.315/
$*$ll/
9.77
14.64
9.55
2.40
5.44
1.19

$ 233.60



$ 70.72,/
1.24:/
14.57J/
9.8/
1.837/

$ 98.16

$ 331.76
$ 396.93
$ 65.17


1/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 8.54 per acre.
2/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 3.07 per acre.
3/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 9.64 per acre.
V/ Reported by 1 grower at $8.40 per acre.
"/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $51.01 per acre.
6/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $22.97 per acre,
7/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $ )4.27 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 1/27/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-67-


---





Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Ft. Pierce Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . *
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . .* * *. :$
Seed. . . . . . . . . * *
Fertilizer . . . . . . .:
Spray and dust. . . . .: * * a
Airplane application. . . . *. .
Cultural labor. . . . . * *
Machine hire. . . . . . * * *
Mule feed . . . . . * * :
Gas, oil and grease . . . * .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . :
Depreciation. . . . * * * :
Licenses and insurance. . .. :
Interest on production capital (6' 5 mos.):
Interest on capital invested (other
than land)
Miscellaneous expense . . . . :


Total growing cost. . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . . .
Grading and packing labor .
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . .
Commission. . . . .


. .


. .
. .


Total harvesting cost . . . .


Total crop cost . ...
Crop sales. . . . .
Net return. . . . .


* . .

. . .


*19U6-h7 1967-U8 ;1968-U9


: 29
:3236.5
: 111.6
: 139.2


: 22
:3678.0
: 167.0
: 178.5


: 24
:5912.0
: 246.3
: 208.8


Average per acre


11.51 :(
4.52
73.37
42.07
8.771/:
97*.94
19.18. /:
2.113/:
15.18 :
16.15 :
20.65 :
3.53 :
7.47 :

2.58
4 2o6Y:


$ 13.39
4.36
83.29
39.69
6.0o1/
112.51
29.61L./
2.362i
20.02
22.75
21.06
3.74
8.60

2.63,
6.106o


. . :,329.31 :$376.13



. . :, 79.17 :$ 96.03


. . 13.09/: 23.34
. . : 7.96-1/: 6.83
. .. :'.105.22 :$126.20

. . .:34.53 :$502.33
. :$586.42 :$743.30
. . :$151.89 :20.97
e l i *


:$ 14.54
: .21
81.32
: 29.74
: 1.66/
: 96.092/
: 23.992/
.631/
: 19.28
22.59
18.64
: 2.65
: 7.57

: 2.33
6.10 o

:$331.34



$105.599
: 15.38
: 15.67/
: 27.32
: 18.87
:$182.83

:$51h.17
:$702.32
:$188.15


1/ Reported by 22, 16, and 10 growers averaging $11.56, 5 8.30, and $ 3.98
per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 22, 21, and 22 growers averaging $25.29, $31.02, and $26.17
per acre, respectively.
3/ reported by 14, 7, and 7 growers averaging h4.h, 4 7.35, and $ 2.16
per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 13, 10, and 14 growers averaging $ 9.36, $13.41, and $io0.6
per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 4 growers averaging `92.30 per acre.
6/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $9.O01 per acre.
7/ Reported by 27 growers averaging $ 8.55 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:mso 1/25/50
-68- Exp. Sta., Ag. ic. 750


-- --






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Tomatoes (Unstaked)

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


: 1946-47 1947-48 : 1948-49


9
83.0
9.2
145.9


9
58.5
6.5
14o.6


6
94.0
15.7
170.8


Growing costs:


Average per acre


Land rent. . . . . .
Seed . . . . .. . .
Fertilizer . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance .
Depreciation .. . . .
Licenses and insurance .. .
Interest on production capital


Interest on capital invested
than land) . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .

Total growing cost . . .


*
S *
. .0
. 0 .6

O 0
* 6



(6. .-
o t .
*
*

. .
. .
. .


other


* 0 0 0 *
* 0 6 0 0



* *
* .
. 0
* 0
* .
. 0
. .
* 0
.
* 0
*o .

. .
. .


. a 0 a 0 *


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . .. . . . .
Grading and packing labor. . . . .
Containers . . . . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . . . . . .
Commission . . . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost. . . . . .

Total crop cost. . . . . . . .
Crop sales . . .. . . . . .
Net return . . . . . . . .


:$ 25.28
: 8.94
61.41
: 46.22
: 157.78
: 1.561/
: 9.21/
: 13.41
15.76
16.67
: 2.74
): 8.57

: 2.08
: .56L/


:$ 19.44
: 9.77
60.59
38.21
" 114. 44
: 6.121/
10.89
: 11.22
15.67
: 14.46
1.84
: 7.21

: 1.81


:$370.19 :$311.67
:


:$ 53.82 :$ 46.83
: 20.3 /:
: 17.154/
: 10.88 : 5.77
: 10.33 : 7.03

:$112.52 :$ 59.63

:$432.71 :$371.30
:$709.69 :505.39
:$226.98 :3134.09


/ Reported by 2, 5, and 4 growers averaging $7.00, $11.02 and
acres, respectively.
2/ Reported by 8 and 4 growers averaging $10.36 and $10.01 per
spectively.
3/ Reported by 3 and 1 growers averaging $ 1.67 and $ 1.00 per
spectively,
_/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $91.51 and $77.18 per acre,


Source: Grower records and estimates.


014.56 per

acre, re-

acre, re-

respectively.


DLB:mso 1/16/50
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-69-


:$ 23.33
: 10.00
: 61.65
: 30.90
85.83
S 9.71,
: 6.67-/
: 21.02
: 19.63
: 9.58
: 1.77
: 6.77

1.20
: .173/

:$288.23



:$ 89.62


: 7.75
: 13.96

:$111.33

:399.56
:3554.79
:$155.23


(




Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Tomatoes (Staked)

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the IManatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.

Item 1946-47 : 1947-48 : 1948-49


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . .. . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (bushels).


11
498.0
45.3
160.8


12
1447.0
120.6
280.2


: 23
:1779.0
: 77.3
: 209.4


Growing costs:
Land rent . . .
Seed. . . ..
Fertilizer. . . .
Spray and dust. . .
Airplane application.
Cultural labor. . .


Average per acre


. 0 . . . .


. . 0 6 . 0 . .0
O 6 0 0 . 6 0 0 .
.O . . . 0 .


machine hire. . . . . . . . :
Mule feed . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . :
Repair and maintenance. . . . :
Depreciation. . . . . . . . :
Licenses and insurance. . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% mos.):
Interest on capital invested (other
than land). . . . . . . :
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . :


Total growing cost. . . . .
Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . .
Grading and packing
Containers. . .
Hauling . . ..
Commission. . .


0.. 0


labor . . . .


. . . . . .


Total harvesting cost . . .


Total crop cost . .
Crop sales. . . .
Net return. . . .


. 0 0 . * *
. ...O O. .O .


$ 31.14 :$
11.44 :
103.16
33.75 .:
1.561/:
271.48 :
5.85:
6.9 312/:
16.49 :
15.54 :
21.30 :
3.52 :
12.68 :

2.66 :
6.564. :
$544.o4 :$


. 5 $8.61 :$
S 84.525/:
: 78.88/:
S: 12.75I/:
S: 34.34 :

. :',269.10 :$
. $813.11 ::
. :$932.47 :$
. :$119.33 :$


30.62 :1
12.90 :
97.17 :
56.57 :

197.40
8.15 :/
6.441 /:
23.96 :
18.89 :
23.72 :
4.54 :
11.54 :


29.02
10.28
87.12
34.4o

183.35
7.71/,
6.631/
25.47
29.09
21.34
3.97
10.51


2.96 ,: 2.67
4.81/: 3.25W
499.70 :$454.81


107.32 :$ 81.30
183.88 : 113.2w5
140o.98 : 130.2L2/
31.32 : 12.30
38.71 : 4o.48

502.71 :$377.56


1002.b1
1282.03
279.62


:$832.37
:$865.06
:$ 32.69


/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $ 3.42 per acre.
2/ Reported by 3, 8, and 16 growers averaging $21.44, $12.22, and $11.08
per acre, respectively*
3/ Reported by 9, 10, and 22 growers averaging $ 8.44, $ 7.72, and $ 6.93
per acre, respectively.
4/ Reported by 4, 5, and 12 growers averaging $13.04, $11.61, and $ 6.24
per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 9 and 21 growers averaging $103.31 and $124.02 per acre,
respectively.
6/ Reported by 9 and 19 growers averaging $ 96.41 and $157.66 per acre,
respectively.
7/ Reported by 10 growers averaging $14.02 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:mso 1/17/'0


Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-- ---- -------


:
:*
:t
:t
:*
:t


-70-






Preliminary -- iot for Publication
Tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1947-48 and 1948-49.

Item 1947-48 : 1948-49


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


* .
* .


8
45.0
5.6
59.8


6
37.0
6.2
75.2


Growing costs:
Land rent. . . . .
Seed . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . .
Side dressing. . . .
Dust . . . . .
Cultural labor . . .
Machine hire . . .
Mule feed. . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance .
Depreciation . . .
Licenses and insurance .


Average per acre


* . . 6 6 6 ~


6 *
* .
* .


*6 *


* . . .
* . . .


Interest on production capital (6% 5 nm
Interest on capital invested (other than


Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:
Picking labor. . . . . .
Grading and packing labor. . .
Containers . . . . . .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Commission . . . . . .
Total harvesting cost. . . . .
Total crop cost. . . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . .
Net return . . . . . . .


* *
* .
S.)
lnd)i


* . 6 *


* . . .
* . .
. . . .
* . . .
* . 6
* . . 6

. . . .
6 6 * *


$ 4.12 :
4.29 :
24.99 /t
4.65*:
4.82 /:
23.143 :
1.383/:
2.82E/:
5.08 :
3.5o0 :
3.70 :
1.04 :
2.00 :
.46 :
$ 86.24 :


$ 14.03 :

9.10/:
3.38 :
5.0 4/:
$ 31.96 :
$ 118.20 :
$ 174.66 :
S56.46 :


$ 4.33
8.37
21.441/
6.922/
12.047/
33.83_
2.00 /
7.26
5.06
2.86
3.79
.73
2.10
.38
$ 111.11


3 32.21
16.635/
21. Ml/
4.86
7.88
$ 83.02
$ 194.13
$ 330.18
$ 136.05


1/ Reported by 6 and 5 growers averaging $ b.20 and $ '.31 per acre, re-
2/ Reported by 7 and 4 growers averaging Q 5.51 and $18.06 per acre, re-
spectively.
3/ Reported by 1 and 2 growers averaging $11.00 and $ 6.00 per acre, re-
spectively.
V4 Reported by 3 growers averaging $7.53 per acre.
_/ Reported by 2 and 4 growers averaging $ 1.65 and $24.94 per acre, re-
spectively.
6/ Reported by 4 and 5 growers averaging :,$18.20 and $25.73 per acre, re-
spectively.
7/ Reported by 7 growers averaging $5.76 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/29/19
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec.- 750


*

*






Preliminary -- Jot for Publication
Tomatoes


Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sumter
Seasons 1947-48 and 1948-49.


Item

Number of growers. . . . . . . :
Number of acres. . . . . :.
Average acres per grovrer . . . . . :
Average yield per acre (bushels) . . . .:
Growing costs: :

Land rent. . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed . . . . . . . :
Fertilizer . . . . . . . . . :
Side dressing. . . . . . . . :
Spray and dust . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . :
Mule feed. . . . . . . . . . :
Gas, oil and grease. . . . . . *:
Repair and maintenance . . :
Depreciation . . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . . . . . :
Interest on production capital (65 5 mos.) :
Interest on capital invested (other than land) :
Miscellaneous expense . . . :
Total growing cost . . . . . .

Harvesting costs: :4


Picking labor. . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission . . . .


* C C C C ~


Total harvesting cost. . . . . . . .

Total crop cost. . . . . . . . .
Crop sales . . . . . . . . . .
Net return . . .. . . . . . .


County Area,


1947-48 1948-49

9 : 14
11.0 : 24.2
1.2 : 1.7
177.0 : 144.6


Average per acre

$ 22.50 : $ 32.14
10.44 : 6.05
48.31 : 47.61
3.29,/
13.94 : 29.97
92.22 : 89.22
3.89.1/: 8.16.1/
20.05 : 17.93
17.39 : 20.30
15.66 : 20.14
34.86 : 31.21
2.83 : 4.94
6.42 : 7.20
4.36 : 3.90
9.63-/: 8.372/
$ 302.50 : $ 330.43


$ 68.17 :$ 49.55
21.47 : 10.47
8.84 : 7.23

$ 98.48 $ 67.25

$ 400.98 : $ 397.68
$ 561.16 : $ 518.04
$ 160.18 : $ 120.36


1/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $11.50 per acre.
2/ Reported by 7 and 10 growers averaging $ 5.00 and $11.43 per acre, re-
spectively.
3/ Reported by 3 and 7 growers averaging $28.88 and $16.74 per acre, re-
spectively.
/ Sold in field box; container and grading costs paid by buyer.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/29/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-72-





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the WVauchula Area,
Seasons 1946-47, 1947-48, and 1948-49.


Item


Number of growers. . . . .
Number of acres. . . . .
Average acres per grower . .
Average yield per acre (bushels)


Growing costs:
Land rent. . . .
Q d


1946-47 1947-48

12 : 20
37.0 : 58.2
3.1 : 2.9
65.0 161.0


A
:$ 10.04


: 1948-49

: 21
: 57.0
2.7
169.9


average per acre
:$ 9.63 :$ 11.29


ee e e . a @ a . . .
Fertilizer . . . . . .
Land sweetener . . . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed. . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. . ..
Repair and maintenance . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6@ 5 mos.
Interest on capital invested (other than
land). . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . . . . .


Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:./

Picking and packing labor .
Hauling. . . . . . .
Commission . ... . .

Total harvesting cost. . .
Total crop cost. . . . .
Crop sales . . . . .
Net return . . . .


. . . .


. . . .


. . S ~ ~ S


. S ~ S S


Q
:@2


:$
:



:$2
:$2
$-


1/ Reported by 10, d8, and 12 growers averaging $


11.00 7.78 : 7.80
48.41 : 57.71 : 53.25
12.001/: 5.0 !/: 10.39/
20.122/: 37.27 : 22.48
80.21 : 64.19 : 84.76
6.502/: 7.61 3: 8.663/
11.10 :12.72 : 14.93./
6.81 : 8.49/: 24.75
6.74 : 7.24 : 16.16
7.27 : 9.75 : 21.30
1.55 : 3.38/: 4.68
5.36 : 6.03 : 6.50

.91 1.22 : 2.66
: .061/: .86
228.02 :$258.14 :$290.47


23.11 :$ 81.46 :$ 72.96
4.37 : 19.812/: 16.86
2.60 : 6.46 : 6.0

30.08 :$107.73 $ 96.62
38.10 :$365.87 :$387.09
44.50 :$648.06 :$391.82
-13.60 :$232.19 :$ 4.73

1U.10, 12.52, and $18.18


per acre, respectively.
Reported by 10 growers averaging $34.12 per acre.
Reported by 10, 14, and 16 growers averaging $ 7.80, $10.87, and $11.37
per acre, respectively.
Reported by 19 growers averaging $13.39 and $16.50 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 19 growers averaging $ 8.94 per acre.
Reported by 19 growers averaging $ 3.56 per acre.
Reported by 1 and 4 growers averaging $1.12 and $4.50 per acre, respectively.
Sold in field boxes, therefore no container charge.
Reported by 19 growers averaging $20.835 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:mso 12/21/49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 750


-73-


0 a 0


:
* :







Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Watermelons

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Leesburg Area,
Season 1983-49.

Item 1948-49


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (melons)


16
2197.0
137.3
281.6


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . . ..
Seed. . . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and top dressing . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . .
Land clearing . . . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance. . . .
Interest on production capital (6%- 5 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land)


Total growing cost. .


Harvesting costs:

Picking labor .
Packing labor . .
Car materials . .
Hauling . . .
Inspection.. ..
Commission. . .

Total harvesting cost

Total crop cost . .
Crop sales. . . .
Net return. . . .


. . . . . * .


. . . . .


* a *


. S *


. . . . . . . .


* .


: Average per acre

: $ 5.01
3.06
: 32.44
16.97
: 28.27
: 19.911-/
: 5.952/
: 14.89
: 14.15
: 3.25
: .69
: 1.38
3.13
: .59

$ 133.69



: 6.79
: 3.48
: 3.32
: 10.50
: 2.66
: 7.37

$ 34.12

$ 167.81
: 162.83
$ -4.98


1/Rpotdby14 rwrsaergn $27


l/ Reported by 14 growers averaging $22.75
Reported by 14 growers averaging $ 6.80

Source: Grower records and estimates.


per acre.
per acre.

DLB:rso 12/17/49
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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Watermelons

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Season 19LB-49.


Item


Number of growers . . . ,
Number of acres . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (melons)


. p .
p p p
p p p


1948-49


6
967.0
161*2
289.7


. p p

. 0 0


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Side dressing . . .


. 9 p .
. p .
p *
. 9 p


* *
* *
* .
* .


D Lus . 0 0 0 0 0 0 o . & 0 a 0 a 0
Airplane application. . . . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . * .
Machine hire. . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .. .
Repair and maintenance.. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . . .
Licenses and insurance.. . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 5 mos). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Total growing cost. . .


. C S * * P * ~ P


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor .
Packing labor . . .
Car materials . . .
Hauling . ... . .
Inspection. . . .
Commission. . . .

Total harvesting cost .

Total crop cost . . .
Crop sales. . . . .
Net return. . . *


. . . . . . . .

* 0 a 0 0 a 0 0 0 0
O O .. ....... .....


. .p . . .
. . p . P . . . .

* . p . . . P .P
. . . . p . . .p
. . . . . . .
.O .O . . . .o o .


Average per acre

$ 4.03
3.96
22.88

9.00
2.37
25.92
3.67-/
4.h63/
6.39
3.81
3.61
.39
2.21
.45

$ 94.51



$ 4.51
3.38
2.92
9.38
2.61
6.69

$ 29.49

$12.oo00
$132.39
$ 8.39


i/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $ 1.12 per acre.
f/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $11.'O per acre.
/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $ 6.69 per acre.

Source: Grower estimates. DLB:mso 12/30/49
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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Watermelons

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Newberry-Trenton Area,
Season 1948-49.

Item 1948-49
Ite*


Number of growers . .* *
Number of acres . . . .
Average acres per grower. . *
Average yield per acre (melons)


25
1667.0
66.7
149.8


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . *
Seed. . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and top dressing . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . .. . . . . .
Cultural labor. .. . . . . . . .
Land clearing . . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . * *
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . *
Licenses and insurance. . . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6" 5 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Total growing cost. . .


Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . .
Packing labor . .
Car materials .
Hauling . . . .
Inspection. . . .
Commission. . . .


. . . . C ~ * *
. C ~ C * ~ C C C ~
C S C C C * ~ C ~
* . C ~ ~ ~ C C * C ~
. . C C * C C * C *


Total harvesting cost . . . .


Total crop cost . .
Crop sales. . . .
Net return . . . .


. . . .


S . C C C C .
. . . S C C C C C *
. . C C . C . C


I/ Reported by 10 growers averaging $ 3.26 and $2,72
7/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $10.80 per acre.
Reported by 22 growers averaging $ 4.60 and $0.76
4/ Reported by 23 growers averaging $ 3.60 per acre.
Reported by 24 growers averaging $ 2*09 per acre.
Reported by 18 growers averaging $ 3,24 per acre.

Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:m


Exp.


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: Average per acre

: $ 3,92
3.20
18.09
: 1.31/
: 28.97
: 2.,59/
: 1.09/
S4.053
3.31V
2.0l/
: 3-33
: .672./
1.73
: .42

$ 74.69
3


$ 3.03
1.92
: 1.97
S5.70
2.336/
: 1.49

$ 16.44

$ 91.13
: 66.85
: $-24.28

per acre, respectively.

per acre, respectively.


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Average per Unit Costs and Returns for Vegetable Crops
in Selected Areas in Florida,
Season 1948-49.


Lima Beans
Item : Ever- : Haw- : La tosh : Pom-
; glades : thorne : Crosse : : pano
(bushels)
Average yield per acre : 136.0 111.1 : 68.3 7.5 133.1
Production cost : $0.758 : $0.826 $1.246 : $1.294 : $1.252

Harvesting costs: : :
Picking : $ .859 : $ .565 : $ .677 : $ .603 : $ .726
Packing : .208 .20 : .146 :
Container : .284 : .274 : .274 : .273 : .277
Hauling : .147 : .083 : .080 : .056 : .104
Other :
Commission : .107 : : .100 : .100 : .073

Total harvesting cost : $1.605 : $1.172 : $1.131 : $1.178 : $1.180

Total crop cost : $2.363 : $1.998 $2.377 $2.472 : $2.432
Crop sales (F.O.B.) : $2.257 $2.260 ; $2.434 : $2.442 : $3.330
Net return : $-.106 : $0.262 : $0.057 : $-.030 $0.898



Snap Beans
Item Dade : Ever- : Haw- : La : ic- : Po- :Sanford
: : glades: thorne: Crosse: Intosh: pano :
(bushels)
Average yield per acre 149.7 98.9 72.1 121.6 : 96.2 106.6 121.3
Production cost :$0.771 :$0.943 :$1.169 :$0.773 :$0.782 :$1.310 :$1.254

Harvesting costs:: :
Picking :$ .638 :$ .778 :$ ,539 :$ .560 :$ .652 :$ .632 :$ .629
Packing : .189 : .201 : .250 : : .138 :
Container : .242 : .289 : .279 : .274 .279 : .278 : .284
Hauling : .085 .126 : .077 : .083 : .055 : .098 : .030
Other : : :
Commission : .091 .104 : : .100 : .100 : .057 : .110

Total harvesting cost :$1.245 :$1.498 :$1.145 :$1.022 :$1.224 :$1.o65 :$1.053

Total crop cost :$2.016 :$2441 :$2.314 :$1.795 :$2,006 :$2.375 :$2.307
Crop sales (F.0.B.) :$2.504 :$2.268 :$2.154 :$2,688 :$2.785 :$2.589 :$2.554
Net return :$0.488 :$-.173 :$-,160 :$0,893 :$0.779 :$0.214 :$0.247


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Preliinary -- Not for Publication


Average per Unit Costs and Returns for Vegetable Crops
in Selected Areas in Florida,
Season 1948-49.


Cabbage
Item Ever- Hastings :Manatee- McIntosh : Sanford
: glades : : Ruskin : :
(50 lb. sacks or crates)
Average yield per acre : 328.2 : 351.0 : 338.8 : 272.8 : 371.3

Production cost : $0.395 : $0.525 : $0.662 : $0.396 : $0.664

Harvesting costs: :
Cutting :$ ) $ ) $ ) : ) : )
Packing : .154) .114) .107) .105) .107)
Container : .365 : .292 : .285 : .281 : .255
Hauling : .058 .055 : .036 : .037 : .033
Other .092 : .004 : : : .003
Commission : .093 : .077 .095 : .100 : .099

Total harvesting cost : $0.762 : $0.542 : $0.523 : $0.523 : $0.497

Total crop cost : $1.157 : $1.067 $1.185 : $0.919 : $1.161
Crop sales (F.O.B.) : $1.259 : $0.871 : $0.890 : $1.100 : $0.897
Net return : $0.102 : $-..196 :'$-.295 : $0.181 : $-.264




Celery
Item : Ever- : Oviedo : Sanford :Sarasota :Zellwood
: glades :
(crates)
Average yield per acre : 567.7 : 646.0 : 502.0 : 767.7 : 621.5

Production cost : $0.837 : $0.908 : $1.124 : $0.843 : $1.097

Harvesting costs: : : :
Picking : $ .154 : $ .163 : $ .168 : $ .148 : $ .180
Packing : .325 .294 : .319 : .321 : .286
Container : .409 : .378 : .404 : .374 : .370
Hauling : .091 : .053 : .046 : .065 : .046
Other : .096 : .104 : .095 : .105 : .065
Commission : .115 : .092 : .117 : .207 : .103

Total harvesting cost : $1.190 : $1.084 : $1.149 : $1.220 : $1.050

Total crop cost : $2.027 : $1.992 : $2.273 : $2.063 : $2.147
Crop sales (F.O.B.) : $3.149 : ,2.913 : $3.131 : $3.129 : $2.810
Net return : $1.122 : $0.921 : $0.358 : $1.066 : $0.663


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Average per


Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Unit Costs and Returns for Vegetable Crops
in Selected Areas in Florida,
Season 1948-49.


Corn, Sweet
Item Ever- : Manatee-:
Item Ever- : inatee-: Sanford Sarasota* Zellwood
glades : Ruskin : :
(5 doz. bags or crates)

Average yield per acre : 137.2 : 118.3 : 130.7 : 130.8 : 213.0
Production cost : $0.854 : $1.555 : $0.936 : 1.153 $0.809
Harvesting costs: :
Pulling :$ 26 :$ 335) : .209) : 159) :$.343)
Packing : ') ) ) )
Container : .335 : .339 : .319 .291 : .333
Hauling : .073 : .058 : .031 : .030 : .062
Other : .101 : .025 : .008 : .070 : .121
Commission : .086 : .11 : .102 .100 : .149

Total harvesting cost $0.851 : $0.871 :0.669 : $o.650 : $1.008

Total crop cost : $1.705 : $2.26 : a1.605 : $1.803 : $1.817
Crop sales (F.O.B.) : $2.559 : $2.415 : $2.145 : $1.851 : $2.901
Net return : $0.854: $-.011 : $0.540 : $0.08 : $1.084


Cucumbers
Item : Fort : La :Manatee-: Mc- : Pom- :Sumter : Wau-
: Myers :Crosse :Ruskin :Intosh : pano : : chula
(bushels)
Average yield per acre : 326.6 : 114.3 : 303.0 : 86.7 155.9 : 260.3 : 285.0

Production cost :$0.834 :$0.963 :$0.973 :$1.002 :$1.479 :$2.137 :$1.269
Harvesting costs:: : : :
Picking :$ .221 :$ .192 :$ .268 :$ .170 :$ ,428 :$ .371 :$ .428
Packing : .322 .033 : .319 : .285 :
Container : .343 : .312 : .353 : .308 :
Hauling : .069 : .093 : .051 : .055 : .100 : .079 : .109
Other
Commission : .099 : .100 : .133 .110 .052 : .050 .042
Total harvesting cost :$1.054 :$0.418 :31.083 :50.973 :$0.888 :$0.o00 :o0.579
Total crop cost :$1.888 :$1.381 :$2.056 :$1.975 :$2.367 :$2.637 :$1.848
Crop sales (F.0.B.) :$1.538 :$3.481 :$3.207 :$3.796 :$2.627 :$3.164 :$3.379
Net return :$-.350 :$2.100 :$1.151 :$1.821 :$0.260 :$0.527 : 1.531


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Average per


Unit Costs and Returns for Vegetable Crops
In Selected Areas in Florida,
Season 1948-49.


: _Eggplant
Item: Ever- : Fort La Crosse: Manatee-:
: glades : Myers : Ruskin Pompano
(bushels)
Average yield per acre 376.0 : 273.8 : 100.0 : 502.4 : 555.6

Production cost : $0.471 : $1.152 : $1.488 : $0.651 : $0.564
Harvesting costs:
Picking :$ .25 $ .187 : $ .187 :$ .253 :$ .310
Packing : : .255 : .168
Containers : .378 : .310 .350 : .343 .378
Hauling : .081 : .065 : .070 : .033 : .100
Other
Commission : .119 : .091 : .100 : .096 : .050
Total harvesting cost : $1.003 : $0.908 : $0.707 : $0.893 : $0.838
Total crop cost : $1.474 : $2.060 : $2.195 $1.544 : $1.402
Crop sales (F.O.B.) : $1.558 : $1.617 : $1.600 : $1.775 : $1.635
Net return : $0.084 : $-.443 : -o695 $0.231 : $0.233




Lettuce, Escarole, Romaine
Item : Ever- : Manatee-: Mcntosh: Sanford Zellwood
: glades : Ruskin : tosh Saford Zelwood
(bushels)
Average yield per acre a b16.6 : 379.5 : 429.3 : 549.6 : 616.0
Production cost : $0.311 : $0.564 $0.336 : $O.414 : $0.298
Harvesting costs:
Cutting $ ) : 2) $ ) $11 5 ) :$ )
Packing : 167 .142) Ii .126 .108)
Containers : .292 : .30 : .276 : .307 : .283
Hauling : .101 .O42 : .046 : .032 : .043
Other : .108 : : : .015 : .091
Commission : .097 : .100 : .100 : .101 : .056

Total harvesting cost : $0.765 : $0.588 : $0.533 : $0.581 : $0.581
Total crop cost : $1.076 : $1.152 : *0.869 : $0.995 : 00.879
Crop sales (F.O.B.) : $1.677 : P..477 ': 1.703 0: 1.174 : $i.053
Net return : $0,601 : W0.325 : $0.834 : 4 0.179 : o0.174

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Average per


Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Unit Costs and Returns for Vegetable Crops
in Selected Areas in Florida,
Season 1948-49.


Green Peppers
Item Ever- : Fort : La :Manatee-. Pom- :Sumter au-
glades: Myers :Crosse :Ruskin : pano : : chula
(bushels)
Average yield per acre : 409.2 i 281.1 : 172.8 : 230.5 : 439.8 : 190.4 : 333.4

Production cost :$0.519 :$1.408 :$0.841 :$1.566 :0,811 :$2.129 :$1.105
Harvesting costs: :
Picking :$ .388 :5 .245 :3 .167 :$ .299 :$ .283 :$ .302 :$ .291
Packing : .218: : :
Containers : .399 : .226 : : .122 : .302 :
Hauling : .076 : .058 : .088 : .041 : .102 : .073 : .080
Other : : : :
Commission : .124 : .079 : .100 : .087 : .056 : .049 .040

Total harvesting cost :$0.987 :$0.826 :$0.355 :$0.549 :$0.743 :$0.424 :$0.411
Total crop cost :,$1.506 :$2.234 :$1.196 :p2,115 $1.554 :$2.553 :$l.516
Crop sales(F.O.3.) :$3.733 0;2.997 :$3.244 :$4.168 :$2.625 :$3.027 :$3.161
Net return :$2.277 :$0.763 :02.048 :$2.053 :1.071 :$0.474 :$1.645
S S 4 *


Irish Potatoes
Item Dade : Ever- : Fort castings La Crosse
ad : e years -Hastings :La Crosse
: glades : Myers :
: (hundredweight)
Average yield per acre : 176.6 : 178.2 : 125.2 : 153.8 : 92.0

Production cost : $1.480 : $1.116 : $2.376 : $1.452 : $1.584
Harvesting costs:
Picking :$ .124 : $ .152 : $ .138 : $ .131 $ ,286
Packing .494 : .547 : .564 : .244 : .160
Containers : 193 : .465 : .354 : .242 : .401
Hauling : .089 : .175 : .142 : .118 : .084
Other : : :
Commission : .167 : .200 .203 : .147 .111
Total harvesting cost : $1.067 : $1.539 : $1.01 : $0.882 : $1.042

Total crop cost : $2.547 : $2.655 : $3.777 : $2.334 : $2.626
Crop sales (F,O.B,) 0 $3.671 : $3.699 :.$4.547 : $3.465 : $3.638
Net return : $1.124 : $1.044 : $0.770 : $1.131 : $1.012
: : : :__i___________________


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- 750





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Average per Unit Costs and Returns for Vegetable Crops
in Selected Areas in Florida,
Season 1948-49.

Squash
Item
:Fort Ltyers: McIntosh Pompano

(bushels)
Average yield per acre 137.5 : 134.9 : 114.5
Production cost : $1.393 : $0.556 :$1.36
Harvesting costs:
Picking $ .625 : $ .235 $ .407
Packing .511 : .183
Containers : .575 : .377 .378
Hauling .106 : .062 .100
Other
Commission .159 : .133 : .063
Total harvesting cost $1.976 $0.990 :$0.948
Total crop cost : $3.369 $1.546 : $2.312
Crop sales (F.O.B.) $3.439 : $2.021 : $2.212
Net return : i.070 : $o0.78 : $-.100


Tomatoes
Item D : Ft. :Manatee-Ruskin : ic- : : Wau-
: Pierce:Staked :Unstaked-Intosh : : chula

(bushels)
Average yield per acre : 212.8 : 208.8 : 209.4 : 170.8 75.2 : 144.6 : 169.9
Production cost :$1.410 :$1.587 :$2.172 :$1.687 :$1.478 :$2.285 :$1.710
Harvesting costs:
Picking :$ .417 :$ .506 :$ .388 :$ .525 :$ .428 :$ .343 :$ .429
Packing : .221 .074 : .5 :: .221 :
Containers .218 .075 : .622 : .285 :
Hauling : .077 .131 : .059 : .045 : .065 : .072 : .099
Other : :
Commission .102 : .090 .193 : .082 .105 : .050 : .040
Total harvesting cost :$1.035 :$0.876 :$1.803 :$0.652 :$1.104 :$0.465 :$0.568
Total crop cost :$2.445 :$2.463 :$3.975 :$2.339 :q2.582 :$2.750 :$2.278
Crop sales (F.O.B.) :$4.366 :33.364 :$4.131 :$3.248 :$4.391 :$3.582 :$2.306
Net return :$1.921 :$0.901 :$0.156 :$0.909 :01.809 :$0.832 :$0.028


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- 750







Average per


Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Unit Costs and Returns for Vegetable Crops
in Selected Areas in Florida,
Season 1948-49.


Watermelons
Item : Newberry-
: Leesburg : McIntosh .Trenton

(melons)
Average yield per acre 281.6 : 269.7 : 149.8

Production cost : $0.475 : $0.326 $o.498

Harvesting costs: :
Picking : $ .024 $ .016 : $ .020
Packing : .013 : .012 : .013
Car materials .021 : .019 : .029
Hauling : .037 : .032 : .038
Other :
Commission .026 : .023 : .010

Total harvesting cost : 30.121 $: 0.102 : $0.110

Total crop cost : $0.596 : $0.428 $0.608
Crop sales (F.O.B.) : 0.578 $0.457 : $0.446
Net return j: -.018 $0.029 : $-.162


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