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Agricultural Economics Series No. 49-5
Preliminary -- Not for Publication








PER ACRE .COSTS AND RETURNS


FROM VEGETABLE CROPS


IN FLORIDA


Seasons

195-46
1946-47
1947-h8


V OL U FE


III


Donald L. Brooke
Associate Agricultural Economist










FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIkENT STATIONS


February, 1949









Area No.
1


KEY TO PRINCIPAL VEGETABLE PRODUCING AREAS IN FLORIDA

Area Name Truck Crops Produced


Bradford Union


2 La Crosse


Hawthorne

Marion


Hastings

Sanford

Oviedo

Zellwood


9 Winter Garden


.0 Sumter

.1 Plant City


Strawberries, snap beans, lima beans, green corn, Irish
potatoes, cucumbers.
Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, peppers,
eggplant, green corn, snap beans, lima beans.
Lima beans, snap beans, cucumbers.

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

Celery, cabbage, lettuce, escarole, snap beans, green
corn, peppers.
Celery, cabbage, lettuce, escarole.

Celery, lettuce, escarole, carrots, green corn, snap
beans.

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

Cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, strawberries.

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,
tovm 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.


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13

14

15

16
17

18



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20


21


22

23

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Crop

Beans, Lima . . . .

Beans, Snap . . . . .

Cabbage . . . . . .

Celery . . . . .

Cucumbers . . . . .

Eggplant. . . . . .

Lettuce, Escarole, Romaine..

Peppers, Green. . . . .

Potatoes, Irish . . .

Squash. . . . ....

Strawberries . . . .

Sweet Corn. . . ..

Sweet Potatoes . . . .


Tomatoes. . .


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FOREWORD


This is the third 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 print what has been accomplished in order that
interested individuals and groups may have use of the data. It is in-
tended 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 for the 1945-h6
season, they were computed on the basis of average prices received for
the crop as reported in "Vegetable Crops in Florida, Volume II", by the
Florida Crop and Livestock Reporting Service, U. S. D. A., Orlando, Flor-
ida.



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


The writer wishes to express his appreciation to the vegetable
growers for their excellent cooperation and time, 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
Mr. A. H. Spurlock for valuable help and suggestions. Much credit is
due Dr. C. V. Noble, under whose direction this study is being conducted.








DEFINITIONS


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.

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 required 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 ist. 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 is 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 aid 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.

Taxes, licenses and insurance: The per-acre cost of tax, license
and insurance items when chargeable to the fam business. Taxes on farm
real estate are excluded since rent has been charged. 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 in-
clude health or accident insurance of operator but does include workmen's
compensation where paid.

Interest on production capital: Interest on production ca ital was
charged at the rate of 6 percent un all cash ccsts for the number of months
required to grow and market the crop. This percentage vas used because it
is believed to be the normal interest rate for all price periods. It is
realized thSa production cepitd 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 rvere 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 v;here 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 aid 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 loadin- 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.O.B. price is
includes as commission.


Crop sales:
before deduction of
F.O.B. returns on a


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



























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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500







Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Lima Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Everglades Area, Season 1945-46.

Item : 1945-U6


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


4
320.5
80.0
129.0


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . ... . ..... .
Seed. . . . . . . . .. . . .
Fertilizer. . . . ...... .
Spray and dust. . . ...... . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . ... .
Repairs and maintenance . . .. ...
Depreciation. . . . . . ... .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital (6% h mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land) .
Miscellaneous expense . . . .....


Total growing cost. . . . .


Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . .
Grade and pack .
Containers. . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


. . . . .


* .


:Average per acre

$ 26.10
15.94
22.73
3.21
: 15.8
: .92
S 9.69
5.19
1.89
S 2.13
.52 /
6.12I

: $ 11.28



: $ 95.45
30.85
38.08
: 8.55.
: 10.22

: $ 183.35

$ 297.63
: $ 467.72
: 170.09


1/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $12.2h per acre.
2/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $13.90 per acre.

Source: Grower records and estimates.


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. . a .







Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Lima Beans

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

Item : 1945-6 : 1946-47 : 1947-48


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


12
346.8
28.9
70.7


19
497.0
26.2
66.0


13
393.5
30.3
94.0


Growing costs;
Land rent . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing.
Dust. . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. .
Depreciation . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance
Interest on production capital
Interest on capitalinvested (o
Miscellaneous expense .
Total growing cost. . . .

Harvesting costs:
Picking labor . . . .
Grade and pack labor .. ..
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . .

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


Average per acre


. . .. : $ 3.89 :$
. . . : 12.15 :
. . . : 19.13
. . . :
* . . . : 14.72
S . . . : 6.2
. . . . : .39W:
. . . . : 2. 2 :
. . . . : 3.35-1/:
S . . . : 3.6
. . . . : 1. :
S(6%/ 4 mos.): 1.40
itner than land); .36
2.49
. ... : $ 75.60 :


. . . 39.55 : $
16.78
. . . 18.07
. . . : 3.3 4
. . . : 3.63 :
. . . : 81.46 :

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


J
]


4.67
14.91 :
23.03
1.24/:
19.39

7.43
5.10
6.14
1.25
1.62
.61
4.19
89.58


35.24
18.06 :
19.3! :
5.10

77.74
L67.32
L64.49 :
-2.83


$ 5.38
18.78
25.48
.635/
18.156/
2.08-6/
5.02L/
7.20
5.43
5.95
1.10
1.78
.59

$ 97.57


4 54.70
23.79
24.56
5.86

0 108.91

$ 206.48
$ 268.58
$ 62.10


l/ Partially estimated.
/Reported by 4 growers averaging 410.89 per acre.
SReported by 5 growers averaging 64.71 per acre.
l/ Reported by 10 growers averaging 07.96 per acre.
'/ Reported by 3 growers averaging 4 2.72 per acre.
5/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $5.40 per acre.
7/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $16.31 per acre.
Source: Grower estimates.
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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Lima Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh 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 . . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Side dressing . . . . . . . ..
Cultural labor . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . .......
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . ...
Depreciation. . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital (64" 4 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Total growing cost. . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor ...
Grade and pack labor.
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


* S S


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


tAverage per acre

: $ 4.50
18.11
S 20.28
2.80o/
: 15.00
: .353
4.62
S 3.51
S 3.59
.47
: 1.47
: .36

$ 79.06



$ 14.447
S 6.333/
S 7.23
S 2.20
2.53

$ 32.76

S$ 111.82
$ 82.00
: $ -29.82


/ Reported by 2 growers
/Reported by 2 growers
3/ Reported by 2 growers


averaging $4.20
averaging $6.52
averaging $9.50


per acre.
per acre.
per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:ms 2-4-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


3
82.0
27.3
25.3


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0 0. . 0







Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Lima Beans

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


Item

Number of growers ....... . .. .* * *
Number of acres (Planted. . . . . . . :
Number of acres (Harted
(Harvested. . . . . . . :
(Planted . . . .
Average acres per grower (Harvested . . . .. :
Average yield per acre harvested (bushels). . :


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . *
Seed. . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Dust . . . . . . . . . .
Airplane application. . . . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . . . ....
Machine hire. . . . . . * * *
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . ..
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . .. * * *
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital 66% 4 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than laid). .
Miscellaneous expense . . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . ... .

Harvesting costs:

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

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

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


146-47 1947-48

3 8
40.0 : 179.0
38.0 134.0
13.3 : 22.4
12.7 : 16.8
106.3 : 95.0


SAverage per acre

S$ 30.48 : $ 24.69
: 22.00 : 20.19
5:1.42 : 47.96
10.00 : 8.09
: 1.51/ 2.49_
20.67 : 25.25

6.28 : 282/
7.43 : 12.94
: 6.12 : 10.23
9.0 : 9.48
1.71 : 2.30
3.31 : 3.24
.90 ,: .95
8.06 :

$ 178.92 : $ 175.60



: $ 78.30 : $ 67.36
30.68 : 26.69
4.96 6.97
: 7.32 : 5.88

: $ 121.26 : $ 106.88

$ 300.18 : 4 282.48
$ 414.60 : $ 212.97
: 11i.42 : I -69.51


1/ Reported by 1 and 6 growers averaging $4.50 and $3.32 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $9.37 per acre.
3/ Reported by 7 growers averaging U4.89 per acre.
c/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $12.09 per acre,

Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade County Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, and 1 47-48.

Item : 1945-46 : 1946-'47 1947-48
a


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


3
425.0
141.7
116.7


11
735.0
66.8
103.0


6
850.0
141.7
111.3


Groving costs:


Land rent . . . . . .
Seed. . . . ... . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . .
Dust . . . . . . . . . :
Airplane application. . . . . . .
Culture labor. . . ... . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . .
Depreciation. .. .. . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.)
Interest on capital invested (other than and):
Miscellaneous expense . ...... :


Total growing cost. . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . .
Lug-out and haul. ..
Grade and pack labor.
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . . .


Total harvesting cost . .

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


. .


. a a .


. .


Average per acre

$ 15.00 : $ 16.25 : $ 19.58
10.93 : 13.87 : 15.45
17.87 : 26.83 : 30.57
4.77 : 6.33 5.92
3.03 : .981/: 1.0o /
6.90, 15.58 : 16.17
17.67Z/: 1.0 :

S 6.81 : 6.75
S 7.14 : 4.28
S 7.00 : 8.76
S 1.51 : 3.45
1.56 : 1.97 : 2.08
S .70 .88
1.69-/: 1.82:o .75

$ 79.42 : $ 108.20 : 115.64



$ 82.50 $ 66.05 : 71.16
23.34 /
32.33 : 17.67: 26.20
31.83 : 24.02i/: 33.65
S 8.49 : 11.40
11.67 : 8.53/: 9.88

$ 181.67 : $ 124.76 : $ 152.29

$ 261.09 : $ 232.96 : $ 267.93
$ 312.50 : $ 239.42 : $ 288.88
$ 51.1 : $ 6.46 : 6 20.95


/ Reported by 3 and 1 growers averaging U3.60 and $6.00 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.
1I/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $2.26 per acre.
/Reported by 2, 4, and 2 growers averaging $2.54, $5.00, and $2.25 per acre,
respectively.
6/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $32.39 per acre.
Reported by 7 growers averaging $37.74 per acre.
8_/ Reported by 10 growers averaging $9.39 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. -5- DLB:ms 2-4-49
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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans

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


Item


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


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


: 11
: 4260.0
: 387.0
: 101.0


: 9
: 2870.0
: 319.0
: 82.0


: 17
: 7438.0
: 438.0
: 99.0


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . .. . .. .
Seed. . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Dust . . . . . .. . . . .
Airplane application. . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . ... . .
Repair and maintenance. . ........ .
Depreciation. . . . .. :
faxes, 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 ..
Grade and pack labor.
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . . .
Other . .
Commission . . .


. . S *

. . . . . .
. e . . . -
. ... e e .o .
. . o o. .
e e o e e o
.eooeeeeee
..eooeoeoo.


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . .:


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


. . . . . .
. . .e
800000000@
moeO.


Aver

23.58 :$
10.47 :
13.92 :
5.63
1.32!/
14.10 :

5.53 :
6.12
5.74
.93
1.69 :
.57
2.71 :

92.34 :$



T7..33 :3
22.20 :
29.3 :
10.27 :
1.095/.
7.196/:

147.51 :0

239.85 :
254.02 ::
14.17 :


ige per acre


14.80 :$ 18.88
10.55 : 11.85
11.16 : 10.70
4.65 : 5.12
.971/: 1.4J
15.27 : 16.19
: 3.59-
.99 : 9.32
5.8 : 9.71
11.77 : 7.21
.65 : 1.25
1.39 : 1.77
1.18 : .72
.66/: .43

83.88 :$ 98.15



63.23 :$ 75.76
17.19 : 19.19
24.36 : 29.12
7.58 : 8.74

8.16 9.91

120.52 :$ 142.72

204.40 :2 240.87
199.75 :2 253.80
-4.65 : 12.93


/ Reported by 8, 5, and
respectively.


13 growers averaging 1.81, -1.74, and 41.84 per acre,


2/ Reported by 10 growers averaging *)6.11 per acre.
3/ Reported by 4, 3, and 3 growers averaging ,7.54, 1.97, and ,2.46 per acre,
respectively.
/ Reported by 16 growers averaging ,20.39 per acre.
/Reported by 2 growers averaging 46.98 per acro.
E/ Reported by 10 growers averaging ,7.91 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:ms 2-4-49


Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans


Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Hawthorne Area,


Item


Seasons 1946-47 and 1947-48.


: 1946-17 : 1947-48


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


. . . .
. S *


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . ..
Seed. . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing. .
Dust . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . ...
Gas, oil and grease . . ..
Repair and maintenance. . .
D 4 n, ti,4


* . .


. . S
S S S


Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% ros.) .
Interest on capital invested (other than land). .
Miscellaneous expense.. . . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . . . . . . . .
Grade and pack labor. .. . . . . .
Containers. . . . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . . . . . . .

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


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1/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $6.67 and $4.00 per acre, respectively.
T/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $8.00 per acre.
3 Reported by 2 growers averaging $8.06 per acre.
Reported by 1 grower averaging $L.O0 per acre.
/ reported by 8 growers averaging $17.63 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging 4h.30 per acre.

Source: Grower estimates.


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5
60.0
12.0
77.4


9
92.0
10.2
66.7


Average per acre

4.00 : $ 5.00
6.90 : 7.63
22.41 : 23.79
1.3311 .41/
19.50 : 17.72
: 1.73
1.793/
8.4 : 6.51
7.10 : 5.9
6.46 5.83
1.41 : 1.06
l.l4 : 1.U3
.65 .58
.8Y/:

80.44 : $ 79.06



44.10 : $ 38.77
20.02 : 15.671/
22.07 : 17.58
6.80 : .16
: .96_6

92.99 :$ 77.14

173.13 : 0 156.20
220.30 : $ 222.45
46.87 : $ 66.25





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Jrosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, and 1)47-48.


Item


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


10
131.5
13.2
86.6


13
97.0
7.5
102.0


Growing costs:


Average per acre


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

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

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . .
Grade and pack labor.
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . ...
Total harvesting cost .

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


. . . . . . :
*



*
. . . . . . :\<
. . . . s,
. . . . . . :1


6.06 :$ 6.48 :t 6.11
12.18 : 12.22 : 14.07
20.06 : 21.36 : 28.10
2.22/: 1.8 /: 4.221
89: .39/: 1.11
14.48 : 12.29 : 12.44
1.00: : .492
7.31 : 6.22Y: 4.52
5.62 : 5.o : 5.23
5.78 : 5.S4 : 2.90
5.47 : 5.50 : 4.80
1.24 : 1.25 : .67
1. 5 : 1.46 : 1.60
.55 : .55 .48
: .275/ :

84.40 :0 80.32 : 86.77


40.126/: 56.80 3
7.397/: 25.79 :( 33.6
19.43/: 30.81 : 17.28
5.60/ 6.69 : 5.39
12.6/: 10.79 : 6.10
85.16 :$ 130.88 :; 62.41

169.56 :' 211.20 :t 149.18
217.75 :$ 310.61 :$ 223.39
48.19 :$ 99.41 :. 74.21


1/ Reported by 6, 4, and 7
respectively.
2/ Reported by 6, 3, and 5
respectively.


graoers averaging 03.71, n5.98, and >5.43 per acre,

growers averaging 41.48, 41.71, and ,2.06 per acre,


3 Reported by 4 and 2 growers averaging $2.51 and 42.22 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 12 growers averaging q6.74 per acre.
/ reported by 2 growers averaging p1.76 per acre.
Reported by 9 growers averaging $44.58 per acre.
Reported by 5 growers averaging ':14.78 per acre.
SReported by 7 growers averaging 427.76 per acre.
SReported by 8 growers averaging i7.00 per acre.
10/ Reported by 4 growers averaging 431.56 per acre.
Source; Grower estimates. -8- DLB:ms 2-5-49


Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


9
70.0
61,8
61.0


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans

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

Item : 1913-46 : 1)l6-h7 1947-48


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


7
145.0
20.7
92.9


1 7
: 131.0
: 18.7
: 84.0


10
148.0
14.8
46.8


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . .. . . . ..
Side dressing . . .. . ....
Dust. . . . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. .. . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . . .
Taxes, 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 ..
Grade and pack labor.
Containers. . . .
Hauling. . . .
Commission. . . .


r


r



Total harvesting cost . . ..


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


Average per acre


:$ 5.28 :Q
7.07 :
: 15.86 :
: .OO:

19.86
S 7.76 /:
S 3.80 :
: 4.91 :
: .84, :

: 1.48 :
: 9 :
.321/:
:$ 80.75 :4


:4 $ .11 :.,
13.46 :
25.5 :
: .71
13.93

:$ 112.75 :4

:4 193.50 :0
:2 215.74 :
:l 22.24 :6


r


4.57 : 5.35
7.50 : 9.75
17.75 : 15.422
2.341: 2.96,
: 1.12
15.93 : 13.65
1.7 4 .21
7.42.2: $.00o
4.38 : 5.27
3.92 : 4.47
3.36 : 3.84
1.13 : .95
1.35 : 1.28
.34 : .38
.611/:

72.31 :. 69.65


48.06 :, 28.69
15.32 : 2.05$
22.11 :13.34
3.79 : 2.901
6.06 : .68

95.34 :4 5$166

67.65 :4 121.31
62.01 :, 151.91
94.36 :4 30.60


1/ Reported by 9 growers averaging 417.13 per acre.
2/ Reported by 6, 4, and 7 growers averaging 44.67, o4.10, and 41.23 per acre,
respectively.
3/ Reported by 1 grower at i11.20 per acre.
5/ Reported by 4, 2, and 1 growers averaging 47.00, ,6.00, a d o2.10 per acre,
respecitvely.
5/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $9.06, $8.66, and $8.33 per acre, respectively
7/ Reported by 6 growers averaging 31.26 per acre.
SReported by 1 and 2 growers averaging $2.24 and $2.12 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 2 growers averaging $10.25 per acre.
_/ Reported by 9 growers averaging 43.22 per acre.
Source: Grower estimates. DLB:ms 2-7-49


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Snap Beans

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


Item


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


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


9

6566.0

:729.6
100.9


S17
: 7454.0
: 5755.0
: 438.5
: 338.5
93.2


Growing costs:


Average per acre


Land rent . . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing . . ...
Dust . . . . . . . . .
Airplane application. . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . . .
Machine hire. . .... . . .
Mule feed . . . . . .. .. . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . .... . .
Depreciation. . . . . .......
Taxes, licenses and insurance ...... .
Interest on production capital (6% 4 r'Is.).
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 :
S27.14 :
4.99 :

: 21.57 :
:6.39.:
3. 58
: 8.l/:
: .94 :
5.69 ;
: 1.102/:
2.29 :
57 :
3.76/:

$ 123.26 :$


$ 64.71 :$
26.23
S 8.12Z/:
6.20

:$ 105.26 :4

:$ 228.52 :
:$ 279.78 :$
:$ 51.26 :i


23.32 :$ 22.63
11.56 : 14.09
30.84 : 32.35
10.57 : 6.49
2.1 5/: 1.4l1
20.27 18.24
3.91/
4.532/ 4.33/
8.61 : 9.67
7.61 : 10.08
7.94 : 6.92
1.52 : 1.73
2.47 2.51
.79 .69
2.676/: .87/

134.85 :$ 135.92


63.47 : 55.77
26.63 : 23.44
6.14 5.50
5.51 : 5.06

101.75 :4 89.77

236.60 :$ 225.69
255.73 :$ 201.34
19.13 :4 -24.35


1/ Reported by 12 and 13 growers averaging $3.04 and $2.17 per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 5 and 13 growers averaging $11.50 and $6.02 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 6, 16, and 18 growers averaging $5.36, $4.32, and $4.81 per acre,
respectively.
4/ Reported by 8 growers averaging $9.46 per acre.
SReported by 7 growers averaging 51.4l per acre.
6/ Reported by 3, 7, and 3 growers averaging 4i11.60, .66.48, and ,5.82 per acre,
respectively.
7/ Reported by 8 growers averaging ?9.13 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:ms 2-7-49
-10- Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


20
:8108.0
: 6971.0
: 05.0
: 349.0
84.0


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


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


Item

Number of growers . . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . . .
Average yield per acre (50 lb. sacks or 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. . . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land)
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . . . .


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


4
220.0
55.0
325.0


Avert

:$ 15.00 ,:$
: 8.061/:
9.73 :
: 17.49-2/:

: 29.76

5.65 :
3.89
: .92
.76
: 1.81 :
.49 :


:$ 97.56 :$


5
175.0
35.0
444.8


10
780.0
78.0
409.0


age per acre

19.80 :$ 17.45
6.36L/: 8.651/
9.24 : 14.35
12.21V: 8.74
: 1.052/
34.83 : 6.O40
3 2.79-
7.17 : 9.34
7.18 : 10.01
6.54 : 7.32
1.13 : 1.41
2.03 : 2.41
.65 : .73
3.50/: .1/

110.64 :$ 130.79


Harvesting costs:


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


Total harvesting cost . .. . . ..


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


:$ 39.38
65.88
20.62
: 17.00
30.00

: 172.88

:3 270.44
:3 302.56
:$ 32.12


: 61.48 :$ 54.32
S91.51 : 136.32
S 29.14 : 29.90
: 11.56: 25.20
: 44.8 : 3.70

:4 238.11 : 280.44

$ 348.75 : 411.23
:W 408.32 :$ 424.06
: 59.57 :3 12.83


1/ Planted in drill.
2/ Includes some airplane application.
Reported by 5 grovers averaging ,"2.10 per acre.
Reported by 5 growers averaging 5$.58 per acre.
Reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging .8.76 and ;l1.41 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 2 growers averaging ;~28.75 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Cabbage

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Hastings Area, Seasons 1916-47 and 1947-48.


Item

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

Growing costs:

Land rent. . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. ....... . .
Fertilizer. . . . . .........
Side dressing . ...... . . . . .
Dust. . . . . . . . . . . :
Cultural labor. .... ....... . .
Mule feed . . . . . ..
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . .. .......
Taxes, licenses and insurance .... . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 1 mos.). :
Interest on capital invested (other than land). .
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . . .

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

Harvesting costs:


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


Total harvesting cost . . . . ..


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


1946-47 : 1947-48

2 : 28
831.0 : 1430.5
35.0 : 51.1
273.9 : 331.0


Average per acre

$ 18.10 : $ 16.52
9.52 : 13.15
39.07 : 44.06
7.321/: 10.60/
6.20 : 6.94
39.77 : 39.07
1.11/: 969/
7.36 : 8.54
9.07 : 8.30
10.12 : 9.82
1.40 : 1.90
2.80 : 3.02
1.01 : .98
.822/: .772/

$ 153.67 : $ 164.63



$ 26.09 : 33.78
58.664 75.02
8.10/: 1.4(

16.66/: 25.614

$ 110.25 : $ 148.98

$ 263.92 : 313.61
$ 240.00 : 401.78
> -23.92 : 88.17


1/ Reported by 19 and 23 growers averaging .9.25 and s12.91 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 8 growers averaging ,3.33 and ?3.36 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 11 and 7 growers averaging '1.79 and ,13.06 per acre, respect-
ively.
4/ Reported by 16 and 24 growers averaging )12.14 and 3)16.97 per acre, re-
spectively.
$/ Reported by 1 grower averaging 717.70 per acre.
SReported by 14 and 23 growers averaging ;28.57 and 31,21 per acre, re-
spectively.
Source: Grower records and estimates.
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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Cabbage

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

Item : 1947-48


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


7
143.0
20.4
314.0


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 . . . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 4 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (ot:;ir than land)..
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . . .


Total growing cost . . .

Harvesting costs:

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

Total harvesting cost ..

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


:Average per acre

: $ 27.50
S 14.29
: 3.71
12.63
45.07
8.771/
: 6.92
: 15.11
17.63
18.55
3.87
3.99
: 1.85
3.772/

: 223.66



$ 38.47
83.77
17.75
S 24.27

: $ 164.26

: $ 387.92
: $ 371.91
$ -16.01


1/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $10.24 per acre.
7/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $6.60 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Cabbage

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

Item : 1 '6-41Y : 1947-48


Number of growers . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (50 lb. sac

Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . .
Aide dressing . . . . .
Dust . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. . .
Depreciation. . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance
Interest on production capital
Interest on capital invested (o
Miscellaneous expense . . .
Total growing cost. . . . .

Harvesting costs:

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

Total harvesting cost . .

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


. . . .5 4
. . . . 161.0 : 96.0
. . . . 32.0 : 24.0
cks or crates) : 161.0 : 147.5
SAverage per acre

........ $ 5.80 :$ 5.25
. . . 15.70 : 10.81
. . . . 29.16 : 24.08
. . . 6.29 : 6.38
S. .1
. . . . : 37.25
0 . . : 1.20 / :
. 3.90/: 5.26Y/
. . . .22 : 4.98
. . . 5...08 : .34
. . . . : .64 : 3.19
. . . . 1.10 : 1.31
(60 4 mos.). 2.42 : 2.00
other ulan land). .46 : .32
. . . . 6.193 :
S. . : 4 128.56 : 105.28


. . . . 1 .36 : 4 16.00
. . . . 38.43 : l4.51
.. 5.10 6.63
. 9.6L0/: 14.75

S. . . $ 67.49 $ 81.89
S. . . . $ 196.05 : $ 187.17
S. . . $ 183.38 :$ 206.25
. . . $ -12.67 $ 19.08


1/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $6.00 per acre.
I/ Reported by 3 growers aveiging $6.50 per acre.
3/ Reported by 4 growers averaging W7.74 per acre.
J/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $12.00 per acre.
R/ Reported by 1 grower at $O.h4 per acre.
5/ Reported by 3 growers averaging S7.02 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:ms 2-11-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500






Preliminary Not for Publication


Cabbage

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sanford Area,


Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47,


Item


and 1947-48.


-- I ~ I~


: 1945-46 : i9go-u : iyi(-uo


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

Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . ...
Seed and seedbed. . . . . . ..
Fertilizer and side dressing. . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . ..... . .....
Depreciation. . . .... . .
Taxes, 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 packing labor . . . . .
Containers. . . . . .. .. ...
Hauling . . . . . . . . . .
Ice and other . . . . ... . ..
Commission . . . . . . . . .
Total harvesting cost . . . . . ..


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


* 4 4


6
71.5
11.9
384.3


9
98.8
11.0
431.3


17
198.3
11.7
417.0


Average per acre


:$ 25.00 :
: 15.21
65.51 :
8.63
56.73
8.491/:
: 1418 :
21.09 :
: 17.95 :
S 6.97 :
: .61 :
1.80 :
: 8.581/:

:$ 254.75 :$



$ t1.40 :$
:66.77
: 7.152/:
7: Wa
31.26-/:
:$ 146.58 :$

$ 401.33 :$
: 361.70 :$
:> -39.63 :4


25.00 :$ 0.38
19.50 : 18.71
72.17 : 72.02
5.94 : 9.89
62.03 : 71.20
4.281/: 2.86
15.57 : 12.18
18.60 : 16.84
16.44 : 14.80
3.42 : 3.21
4.65 : 4.98
1.64 : 1.48
6.0862/: 1.9gb

255.32 :$ 270.49



43.93 :$ 7.63
81.48 : 89.37
12.673/~ 11.76
1.05 /: 3.70'
42.20 42.39
181.33 :$ 194.85

436.65 :$ 465.34
396.59 :$ 620.67
-40.06 : 155.33


/ Reported by 5, 6, and 8 growers
respectively.
2/ Reported by 5, 7, and 5 growers
respectively.


averaging $10.19, 46.42, and $6.06 per acre,

averaging $10.30, $7.81, and $6.59 per acre,


Reported by 5 and 8 growers averaging $8.58 and $14.26 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 1 and 3 growers averaging $9.45 and $20.96 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 5 growers averaging $37.51 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:ms 2-8-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


V~


4/


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Celery

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


: 1945-46 : 1916-47 : 1947-48


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


* *
* . .
* .


Growing costs:


Average per acre


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


:$ 21.07
: 30.29
: 63.64
: 32.61
: 181.76


20.59 :
32.36
21.90 :
5.61 :
9.85 :
2.74 :
6.01 /:


:$ 21.58 :$ 19.06


32.21
63.32 :
5.35 :
171.89 :
.9hul:
18.58 :
26.63
27.1 :
5.21
0,0o5
3.39 ,
11.25 /:


77.55
80.1 4
41.oo
176.66
5.1
16.07
21.54
17.10
3.03
10.36
2.14
3.83


Total growing cst. . . . . . . :$ 28.43 :$ 442.54 :$ 443.93

Harvesting costs:

Cutting labor . . . . . . .. ..:$ 58.54 :$ 68.86
1Vash and pack labor ..... . . 125.46 : 146.22
Containers. . . . . : 136.41 : 173.27
Hauling .. .. .......... . . : 26.54 : 37.30
Precool . . . 38.89 36.43
Commission. . . . . . . . 7. : 5:1.56

Total harvesting cost . . . . . .. :$ 433.35 :$ 513.64

Total crop cost . ..... . : :5 875.89 : 957.57
Crop sales. . . . . . . . :$. .1341.00 :8 808.73
Net return. . . .. . . .... :. . : 46.11 :4-148.84

1/ Reported by 3 and 6 growers averaging 03.13 and $10.30 por acre, respectively.
g/ Reported by 5, 8, and 2 growers averaging $10.82, $14.07, and $23.00 per acre,
respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-10-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


: 9
: 2037.0
: 226.0
: 419.0


10
2141.0
214.4
352.9


: 12
: 2163.0
: 180.2
: 419.2


_IIU


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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 (Howard crates).


Growing costs:


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


Interest on production capital (60 5 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land).
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . . .


: 3
S 330.0
S 110.0
S 343.0

Average per acre

S $ 24.57
S1.62
116.05
: 9.23
S 229.10
3.03~1
: 18.44
S 28.08
27.27
: 6.30
S 12.96
: 3.41
: 1.831/


Total growing cost . .


Harvesting costs:


Cutting labor . ..
Wash and pack labor
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . .
Precool . .
Commission. . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


* . . .. . .


* .


. . . . . . .*


1/ Reported by 1 grower at $9.09 per acre.
]_/ Reported by 1 grower at $5.49 per acre.

Source: Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-8-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


$ 561.89




$ 73.21
129.31
130.37

29.41
38.67

$ 425.40

$ 987.29
5 $61.96
$-425.33








r





r




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*
.*






. . . . . . . .








. . . . . .






Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Celery

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


Item


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


: 1985-66 : 1966-67 : 1987-88


3
179.0
59.7
674.0


4
302.0
75.5
477.2


Growing costs:


Average per acre


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 . . . . . ... .
Taxes, 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 . .
Wash and pack labor .
Containers. . .
Hauling . . . .
Precool and ice . .
Commission. . . .


1

1


83.33 :
66.27
21.41 :
26.55
L97.50


20.52
30.61
20.03
7.14 :
13.93
2.50 :
3.8 /:

593.64 :$

2


. e e e e e


-18-


-~--~~-~e


--


respectively.


4
586.0
146.5
602.0


106.67 :$ 60.62
34.61 22.22
172.83 : 18.01
28.23 : 5.57
169.54 237.45.
5.73
: 1.8
24. 45 : 23.65
41.67 : 55.92
25.38 33.62
10.25 : 10.91
15.25 : 15.74
3.17 : 4.20
21.633: 18.01

653.68 $ 683.47



100.58 :4 113.72
148.67 : 162.68
196.94 : 206.21
27.35 : 24.50
54.0 : 67.64
47.16 : 43.49

574.74 :$ 618.24

.228.42 :$ 1301.71
[884.06 :$ 1087.68
655.64 :3 -214.03


L/
v


: 0






r



Total harvesting cost . . . . . . .


1
1


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




r


I/ Reported by 1 grower at $22.85 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging 03.67 per acre.
%/ Reported by 1 and 3 glowers averaging $11.56 and $28.84 per acre,


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:ms 2-8-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500






Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Celery

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


Item


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


: 1945-46 ; 1946-47 : 1947-48


13
606.0
46.6
477.0


16
738.2
46.1
376.0


Growing costs:


Average per acre


Land rent . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing . . . .
Spray and dust . . . . .....
Cultural labor . . . . ..
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . .
Taxes, 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 . . . .
Grade and pack labor . .
Containers. . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Precool and ice . .
Commission. . . . .


: 48.85 $
S39.35
164.80
33.10
155.36:
6.26Q/:
13.51 :
:22.42
19.18 :
7.13 :
12.43 :
: 2.40 ,
: 6.h44/ :

$ 531.17 :$


: :$






: :$
: :$

: :$
:*$


* . a
*................
. .
* .


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . .


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


. .
. .
. .


48.44 :4 43.67
40.94 : 43.63
173.07 : 187.99
38.95 : 39.52
187.64 : 192.27
3.2l/: U."J
16.61 : 14.32
20.04 : 19.43
18.16 : 14.46
3.70 : 2.96
13.43 : 13.75
2.27 : 1.81
4.651/: 1.822

571.11 :$ 580.07



82.29 :$ 90.98
137.60 :: 157.99
148.34 : 198.25
18.73 : 20.60
39.47 : 47.47
49.63 : 61.83

476.06 :$ 577.12

1047.17 :$ 1157.19
1245.92 :4 891.82
198.75 :$ -265.37


1/ ~p


1/ Reported by 10, 8, and 10
respectively.


growers averaging $8.06, $6.43, and $8.88 per acre,


2/ Reported by 9, 8, and 5 growers averaging $9.30, $9.29, and $7.28 per acre,
respectively.

Source: Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-8-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


20
692.5
34.6
489.0







Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Celery

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sarasota Area,


Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47,


Item


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


and 1947-48.


: 1945-464/: 1946-47 : 1947-48


7
483.1
69.0
561.0


12
654.0
54.5
592.0


19
553.0
29.1
622.0


Growing costs:


Average per acre


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


Total growing cost. .


. . . . .


:$ 48.27 :$
: 38.1 :
: 110.9 :
36.56 :
: 1.562/:
: 27.98 :

S23.12
: 0.63
: 28.10
11.70
: 14.57
): 3.51 /
13.93 :

:$ 628.83 :$


Harvesting costs:


Cutting labor ....
Wash and pack labor
Containers. . .
Hauling . . . .
Precool and ice . .
Commission. . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


a .
. .
* a * a
. . .







~


. . a

. . S *
a . .


50.00 :$
48.17
130.23 :
49.69,:
1.6/ :
321.05 :
1.683/:
28.79
46.68
38.20
7.87
17.26 :
4.78, /


750.58 :$



104.27 :$
221.8 :
205.96 :
33.93 :
2.89 :
84.62

653.52 :$


50.00
66.11
141.63
66.07

296.64
.763/
29.23
54.69
31.31
19.85
18.32
3.91
7.19

786.25



125.31
250.80
237.09
42.28
46.01
33.70

735.19


:$ 1l4o.1o : 1521.44
:$ 2045.13 :* 1202.65
:$ 641.03 :$ -318.79


1/ Revised
g/ Reported by 3, 8, and 9 growers averaging $3.63, $2.47, and i$.15 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by 6 and 3 growers averaging $3.36 and $4.83 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 6 and 11 growers averaging $16.25 and $4.96 per acre, respectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-8-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


_ ___ __


_ ___ * _ ____







Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Celery

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Zellwood* Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, and 1947-48.
788


Item


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


3
200.0
66.7
471.0


4
359.0
89.8
320.8


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . .:
Seed and seedbed. . .. . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing. . . . .
Spray and dust. . . ... ........ :
Cultural labor. . . . . . :
Machine hire. . . ... * * :
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation. . ... . . . :
Taxes, 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 . .
VWash and pack labor .
Containers . . .
Hauling . . . .
Precool . . . .
Commission . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


Average per acre


27.50
45.17
100.75
49.41
124.60

18.78
34.45
23.22
8.12
11.22
2.90
39.30


. . . . . :$ 485.92


* .
. .


* .
*.................... .
."" "
* . .


:$ 16.50 :$
: 80.4 :
:121.31
47.61
: 146.50 :

S 16.06 :
: 30.97
S 18.09 :
: 1.90 :
: 12.20 :
: 2.26 :
: 2 .68. :

:$ 520.48 :$



:$ 91.94 :$
S120.70 :
: 129.74 :
: 19.90 :
: 33.23 :
44.64 :

:$ 440.15 :$

:$ 960.63 :$
:$ 1066.54 :$
: 105.91 :$


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


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:ms 2-9-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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: 1965-$6 : 1986-67 : 1967-


5
1202.0
240.4
481.0


24.00
24.93
114.15
67.54
186.991/
3.12-'
24.09
60.65
16.94
3.52
13.03
2.11/
12.102/

553.17



114.41
152.60
185.78
24.43
38.00
$5.o6

569.33

1122.50
1016.08
-106.42


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Cucumbers

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


Item


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

Growing costs:

Land rent . .
Seed. . ..
Fertilizer. .
Land sweetener.
Spray and dust.
Cultural labor.
Machine hire.
Mule feed .


grower. . . .
acre (bushels). . .


19h6-7 : 1947-48

6 10
127.0 : 200.0
21.2 : 20.0
175.8 : 190.2


Average per acre


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

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a. . . .


Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. . .
TD1 4 ti4


epreC C L ao n. . . . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 3 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Miscellaneous expense .

Total growing cost. . .


. . . . . .


Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . . .
Grade and pack labor. . .
Containers. . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission . . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


. a a
. a a a * *
a a a * a


. . a *


a a


:$ 33.33 :$ 3.23
: 9.22 : 7.72
S 63.18 : 83.55
: 12.43 : 7.92-
67.82 : 54.14
S 39.33 : l9.30
1.672/.
.51/: 2.08-
6.70 : 12.62
10.02 : 13.36
: 1.03 1.84
2.49 3.04
: 6.19 : 6.92
: 1.75 : 1.86


: $ 269.46 : 300.58



:$ 6.90 : $ 58.90
S 61.52 : 63.10
55.00 : 58.07
: .28Z/: 12.26
11.666/: 15.83

: $ 179.36 : $ 208.16

S$ 448.82 : $ 508.74
$ 658.67 : $ 451.38
: $ 209.85 : -57.36


1/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $15.84 per acre.
/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $10.00 per acre.
Reported by 1 grower averaging $3.00 and $20.83 per acre, respectively.
/Reported by 1 grower averaging $4.77 per acre.
5 Reported by h growers averaging 46.41 per acre.
R/ Reported by 2 growers averaging i35.00 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-9-49
.xp. Ota., Ag. Ec. 500


/


._ i I


* .
* .





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Cucumbers

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


Item


* 196
5-66 : 1966-67 = 1967-68


Number of growers . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .


. . . .


Average acres per grower. . . . . . .
Average yield per acre (bushels). . . . .
Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . . .


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


. . .
* .
* .
.

.
.
* . .


Depreclation. . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 5 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land)
Miscellaneous expense . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


14 : 19
151. : 139.0
10.8 : 7.3
68.7 : 91.0


Avera

:$ 6.11 :$
: 8.15 :
: 23.53
S 2.911 :

234. l3
: 2.383/:
6.68T/:
: 4.56 :/

: 5.36 :
: 1.08 :
2.16 :
.67 :


:$ 94.71 :$


: 16
: 99.0
: 6.2
: 63.3


ge per acre
6.38 :$ 6.56
10.69 : 9.05
26.06 : 30.62
2.161: 4.031-
4.65: h.621/
21.46 : 23.91
1.81/: .453/
6.02/ : 4.50_
4.57 : 4.67
4.32 : 3.18
5.15 : 4.09
1.20 : .70
2.23 : 2.34
.64 : .51
: 1.33/

97.37 :$ 100.56


Picking labor .
Grade and pack labor.
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission . . .


.. . 4

. .. .4 ............


Total harvesting cost . ....


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


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


$ 12.60 :$ 15.26 :$ 15.65
: 7.377/: 21.857/:
11.99/ : 27.012/:
4.06/,: 6.07 : 5.67
: 5. 88 : 8.3710/: 6.29

$ 41.86 :4 78.56 :$ 27.61
$ 136.57 :5 175.93 :$ 128.17
S99.01 :5 274.53 : 244.58
S-37.06 : 98.60 :$ 116.1


I/ Reported by 6, 8, and 11 growers averaging $6.79, $5.12, and $5.86 per acre,
2/ Reported by 9, 14, and 11 growers averaging $5.29, $6.31, and $6.72 per acre,
respectively.
3/ Reported by 7, 10, and 2 growers averaging $4.76, $3.50 and 43.60 per acre,
Respectively.
4/ Reported by 13, 18, and lI growers averaging $7.20, $6.35, and p5.15 per acre,
respectively.
/ Reported by 13 growers averaging $4.62 per acre.
/Reported by 6 growers averaging $3.53 per acre.
7/ Reported by 9 and 15 growers averaging $11.47 and $27.67 per acre, respectively.
SReported by 8 and 16 growers averaging $20.99 and $32.07 per acre, respectively.
7/ Reported by 13 growers averaging $i.37 per acre.
1 Reported by 8 and 16 growers averaging $10.22 and $9.94 per acre, respectively.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:ms 2-10-49
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Preliminary -- lot for Publication


Cucumbers

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1947-48.


Item
, ,,,


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


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Side dressing and lime . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . .. .
Cultural labor. . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . .
Taxes, 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 . . .
Grade and pacK labor ...
Containers. . . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission. . . . . .


Total harvesting cost . . . .


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


1946-47 19h7-48

5 6
1.0 : 284.0
22.8 : 7.0
311.0 : 309.0


Average per acre

$ 34.50 : $ 34.17
16.88 : 7.38
46.90 : 55.14
9.161/
31.60 : 48.44
106.00 : 93.74
: 7.114/
10.09/: 2.72/
17.14 : 19.02
19.01 : 22.66
17.77 : 23.56
2.68 : 4.75
7.36 : 7.52
2.22 : 2.944
.21 : 5 3.7

$ 321.51 : 334.87


$ 104.78 : $ 105.67
93.76. : 99.94
98.26/: 100.47
21.35 : 21.82
45.02 : 27.95

$ 363.17 : 3 355.85


$ 684.68 :
$1061.54 :
$ 376.86 :


. a


$ 690.72
6 660.07
$ -30.65


1/ reported by 3 growers averaging $15.26 per acre.
/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $8.53 per acre.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $12.61 and $4.06 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 1 and 5 growers averaging $1.01 and $6.88 per acre, re-
spectively.
5/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $117.20 per acre.
5/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $122.82 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.
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v


v .


















Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cucumbers

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the McIntosh Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, and 1947-48.
,- n .


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 . . . . . . . . . . :
Cultural labor. . . . . . .. ..
Machine hire. . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . . :
Gas, oil and grease . . .. . :
Repair and maintenance. . . . :
Depreciation. . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital (6/ 5 mos.)* :
Interest on capital invested (other than land):
Miscellaneous expense . . ... . :


: 196$-66 : 1966-67 : 1967-68


8
49.5
6.2
59.4


8
30.0
3.8
67.0


3
7.0
2.3
39.0


Average per acre


5.25 :$
8.90 :
22.53
6.14 :

32.81./
1.88: ,/
7.222/:
3.59
.75 :
5.03
1.08 :
2.39
.63
1. 533/:


Total growing cost. . ... .. . :$ 103.80 :$ 1


Harvesting costs:
Picking labor . .
Wash and pack labor
Containers.. . .
Hauling . ....
Commission. . . .
Total harvesting cost .


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


. . . . . . :$ 8.2 :
S . . 819
. . . . . .. : 13.92- :
. . 3.04 :
S . . . . 6.25 :
. . . . . . : 39.65 :
*
*


S. . :> 13.4$ :$
. . . : 2 116.77 :8
. . . -26.68 :$


4.75
10.56
33.01
6.96

38 .25
1.8 7
6.43/
5.02
4.70
4.38
1.34
2.84
.55
.731
L21.39


7.59
12.99
21.59
4.02
7.03
53.22

174.61
133.99
-40.62


:$ 6.33
: 10.46
: 12.75-
9.73
.922/
23.33

8.48
5.66
: 4.11
2.55
1.08
2.07
.32

$ 87.79


:$ 12.08
: 8.60
S12.23
: 2.27
3.87
:0 39.05
:$ 126.84
:$ 11.43
$ 14.59


1 Reported by 3 growers averaging 05.00 per acre.
I/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $9.62 per acre.
7/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $6.12 per acre.
7/ Reported by 7 growers averaging p15.90 per acre.
'/ Reported by 3 growers averaging 5.00 per acre.
6/ Reported by 6 growers averaging >8.57 per acre.
7/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $1.95 per acre.
j/ Reported by 2 growers averaging 1l9.12 per acre.
_/ Reported by 1 grower at 22.75 per acre.

Source: Grower estimates.
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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Cucumbers

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


Item

Number of growers . . ..... .
S(Planted. . . . ... ...
Number of acres (Harveted. . . . .
(Planted . . . .
Average acres per grower (Harvested . . . .
Average yield per acre harvested (bushels). . .

Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing.
Dust, . . . . . .
Airplane application . .
Cultural labor . . .
Machine hire. . . . .


* 9 .
* 9 .


Mule feed . . . . .. . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . . . .
Taxes, 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, grading and packing labor. . . .
Containers. . . . . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . . . . .

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


19W6-47 : 19)7-48


8
4260.
311.0
53.2
38.9
132.5


10
426.5
296.5
42.6
29.6
147.0


Average per acre

$ 24.87 : $ 23.25
5.62 : 6.08
63.23 : 63.86
5593 7.38
5.o08: 3.3U/
50.25 50.72
: 5.59 /
4.93 : 5.22/
9.51 10.45
9.19 11.44
5.90 : 7.24
1.48 : 1.61
5.85 : 5.75
.7 .90,go
3.92-: 1.001

$ 246.50 :$ 243.85


$ 43.28 : $ 70.80
2.75 : 45.37
7.26 : 9.58
6.62 : 8.54

$ 99.91 : $ 134.29

$ 346.41 : $ 378.14
$ 529.60 :$ 446.05
$ 133.19 : $ 67.91


/ Reported by 7 and 4 growers averaging $5.80 and "8.36 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 7 growers averaging $7.99 per acre.
3/ Reported by 8 g:owvers averaging $6.55 per acre.
f/ Reported by 4 and 2 growers averaging $7.84 and $5.02 per acre, re-
spectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.
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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


~







Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Cucumbersl/


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

Item


Sumter County Area,
and 1947-48.


S19i5-6 : 1946-47 :1947-48


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

Growing costs:

Land rent . .
Seed. . .
Fertilizer. .
Compost .
Side dressing .
Dust. . .
Cultural labor.
Machine hire.
Mule feed .


. . o 0
. 0 * *
grower. .
acre (bushels).


13
64.5
5.0
50o.2


15
121.0
8.0
84.5


21
103.9
4.9
477.0


Average per acre


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


Gas, oil and grease .
Repair and maintenance.
Depreciation. . . .


Taxes, 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, washing and packing.
Hauling .. . .....
Commission,. . . .


. .
. .


0 *
* S


h5.77 :$
17.88 :
73.82
12.562/
9.31/ :
36.00 :
247.69 :

25.49 :
25.22
11.56 :
57.66
3.73
12.96
7.20
9.176/

596.02 :


214.69 :$
51.56
31.52 :


46.00 :$ 43.57
18.18 : 20.55
84.18 : 82.83
1957 /: 19232/
7.47-/: h.89/
36.64 : 42.81
236.06 : 233.03,
4.51L/: 4. 42W
21.12 : 19.47
19.11 : 17.30
14.47 : 16.97
42.42 : 47.44
3.22 : 3.50-
12.97 : 12.95
5.30 : 5.93
8.10 : 9.20/

579.32 :$ 584.09


30.27 :$ 149.86
9,01 : 53.10
5.07 : 23.81


Total harvesting cost . . . . :$ 297.77 :$ 4.35 :$ 226.77

Total crop cost . . . . . :$ 893.79 $ 623.67 :$ 810.86
Crop sales. . . . . . . . :$1654.24 : 399.O4 :$1032.81
Net return. .. . . . . . . . :$ 770.5 :4-224.63 :$ 221.95

/ Trough groim sold in field box; container and grading costs paid by buyer.
2/ Reported by 8, 14, and 15 growers averaging $20.1l, $20.97, and J26.92 per
acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 11, 12, and 10 growers averaging $11.00, $9.33, and 010.28 per
acre, respectively.
4/ Reported by 9 and 14 growers averaging $7.52 and $6.63 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 20 growers averaging 3.67 per acre.
'/ Reported by 10 and 8 growers averaging p11.93 and $24.15 per acre, respective-
ly.


Source: Grower estimates.


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


.*
*


:$
*
:*







Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Cucumbersl/

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


item
UIJ


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


15
35.4
2.4
75.9


25
65.1
2.6
197.0


Growing costs:


Land rent . .. . .. . . .
Seed . . . . .. . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing. ..... . .
Spray and dust . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation. . . . .. . .......
Taxes, 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, grading and packing labor. .
Hauling . . . . . . . .
Commission., . . . . . .
Total harvesting cost . . . . .
Total crop cost . . . . . .
Crop sales. . . . . . . .
Net return. . . . . . . .




i




Average per acre

$ 9.70 : $ 10.70
13.67 : 7.87
67.41 : 72.55
36.95 : 42.60
70.00 : 70.81
7.20// 12.81
9.33-: 11.57L
-.~
6.h 41 9.25
6.77 : 8.3
9.67 : 12.15
1.3 : 2.86-
5.72 : 6.23
1.21 : 1.52
: .Oh-

0 245.60 : $ 269.27


$ 19.34 : $ 68.67
.34 : 21.82-
3.06 : 7.93
4 27.7 4 4 98.42
$ 273.34 : 3 367.69
$ 340.83 : $ 558.12
$ 67.49 : $ 190.43


6/


v


1/ Sold in field box; container and grading cost not
grower.
2/ Reported by 14 and 23 growers averaging $7.71 and
spectively.
3/ Reported by 14 and 24 growers averaging $9.99 and
spectively.
4/ Reported by 23 growers averaging $10.05 per acre.
/ Reported by 24 growers averaging $8.65 per acre.
5/ Reported by 23 growers averaging i3.11 per acre.
7/ Reported by 1 grower at 41.12 per acre.
o/ Reported by 24 growers averaging o22.73 per acre.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DL


a direct expense to

$13.92 per acre, re-
$12.05 per acre, re-






B:ms 2-11-49
p. Sta,, Ag. Ec. 500


891 6-67 : 1967-68


Ex


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Eggplant


Per Acre Costs and returns
Seasons 1945-46


in the Everglades Area,
and 1946-47.


Item : 1945-46 : 1946-47


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

Growing costs:


* .
*
. a *
* .


Land rent . . . ... .
Seed. . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . .
Airplane application. . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair ard maintenance . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital (6%
Interest on capital invested (other
Miscellaneous expense . . .

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. . . . .


4
18.0
4.5
564.0


* .


. 9 . .

- 5 mos.). .
than land). .



. . . .
. . . .




. . . .9
. 9 . . .
. . . .
. . . .
.
. . .










4
21.0
5.2
363.0


Average per acre

$ 35.00 .: 32.50
7.191/: .o02
24.59 : 17.45
24.67 : 26.08
: 1.35/
101.62 : 48.38
7.38 5.95
12.05 : 9.12
9.95 : 23.41
2.57 1.63
5.44 : 3.68
1.24 2.92
2.482/: .62i

$ 234.18 : 177.11



$ 132,l1 : 107.09
208.73 : 15.30
36.78 : 18.77
14.254:
42.66/: 36.32

$ 434.83 $ 307.48

$ 669.01 : $ 484.59
4 965.91 : $ 795.52
$ 296.90 : $ 310.93


Planted in drill.
SReported by 2 growers averaging $2.70 per acre.
3/ Reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging $4.95 and
F/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $28.50 per acre.
/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $56.88 per acre.

Source: Grower records and estimates.


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$2.50 per acre, respectively.


DLB:ms 2-11-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500








Preliminary -- Not for publication


Eggplant


Per Acre Costs and returns
Seasons 1946-47


in the Fort Myers Area,
and 1947-~3.


Item : 19)6-47: 1947-48
4


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


3
13.0
4.3
350.0


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. . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . .
Interest on production capital (6%
Interest on capital invested (other
Miscellaneous expense . . .


. . . .
. . . .



- 5 mos.). .
than land).
. . . .


Total growing cost. . .
Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . .
Grade and pack labor. ..
Containers and paper. .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . .....


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


@ 4.0 UU
22.60 :
67.00
9.22
24.69 :
38.34

1.532/:
7.00 :
8.47 :
9.13 :
2.42 :
6.32
1.14 :

$ 269.36 :


$ 57.40,
40.005/:
5'0.672/:
21.00 :
28.16

$ 197.23
$ 466.59
429.17
$ -37.2 :


P 38.45
17.30
114.o4
4.ooV
18.94
99.14

4.172/
14.67
11.01
17.12
2.68
8.26
2.14
1.20./

4 357.86


$ 98.39
80.33
170.32
29.88
65.57
$ 444.49
4 802.35
i 831.45
p 29.10


1 Reported by 2 growers averaging ~10.00 per acre.
2/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $7.90 per acre.
/ Reported by 1 grower at $4.60 and $20.83 per acre, respectively.
17/ Reported by 1 grower at $1.50 and $6.00 per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 1 grower at $120.00 per acre.
5/ Reported by 1 grower at $152.00 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-12-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


5
60.0
12.0
451.0


rtl h%"%





. . . .







Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Eggplant
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse ^rea,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, and 1)47-48.


Item


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


Growing costs:


* .
. .


1945-h6 : 1946-47 :1947-48

6 : 5 : 7
32.5 : 10.0 19.5
$. : 2.0 : 2.8
208.8 158.0 : 200.3


Average per acre


Land rent . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing.
Dust. . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. .
Depreciation. . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance


. . .
* . . .
. . S *
........................................
. .


. . .


Interest on production capital (6%
Interest on capital invested (other
Total growing cost. . . . . .


- 5 mos.). :
than land):


6.00 :
24.04 :
38.63
6.5 :
32.56
1.002/:
4.95/:
5.37
5.73
5.60
1.10
3.15 :
.70


7.00 :
25.80
38. 48
7.42
32.60

5.781/
4.46 :
4.39 :
5.62
.59 :
3.16 :
.70


. . :$ 135.37 :$ 136.00
.


Harvesting costs: : :

Picking labor . . . . . . . . :$ 20.56 : 13.30
Grade and pack labor. .... . . : 25.384/: 39.3
Containers and paper. . . ....... : 53.573/: 58.02
Hauling . . . . . . . . : 11.56_/: 8.50
Commission. . . . . . . . .. : 19.062/: 15.76
Total harvesting cost . . . . . . : 130.13 :$ 134.92
Total crop cost . . . . . .. .:$ 265.50 :$ 270.92
Crop sales. . . . . . . . : 303.62 :$ 376.49
Net return. . . . . ........ : 38.12 :$ 105.57


6.43
17.91
31.93
2.851/
32.86
.712/
5.71
5.08
3.39
5.17
.54
2.68
.65


:0 115.91


:3 23.71
: 15.25
5:6.18/
: 20.03
20.03
:$ 135.20
:$ 251.11
:$ 179.93
:$ -71.18


1/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $3.32 per acre.
2/ reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging $3.00 and $5.00 per acre, respectively.
Y/ Reported by 5 and 4 growers averaging $5.94 and $7.23 per acre, respectively.
R/ Reported by 4 and 3 growers averaging $38.06 and $35.58 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 4 and 4 growers averaging 080.36 and $98.33 per acre, respectively.
8/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $13.88 per acre.
7/ Reported by 3 growers averaging 0.38.13 per acre.

Source: Grower estimates.


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Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


I I





Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Eggplant

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Manatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1947-48.

Item :1946-47 : 1947-8
*--I--- -


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


. 0 0 0 0 a


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed . . . . . ...
Fertilizer. . . . . . . .
Side dressing and lime. . . . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . ....
Mule feed . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . ..
Repair and maintenance. . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6- 5 mos).
Interest on capital invested (other than land).
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Average per acre

$ 37.50 : $ 37.08
25.10 : 12.23
9048 : 66.02
13.722/:
3 .59 : 25.82
160.00 : 83.26
3.721/: 3.762/
14.56 : 8.92/
14.48 : 21.69
20.94 : 22.84
20.81 : 27.39
2.80 : 4.93
10.49 : 7.30
2.60, : 3.2,
1.664/: 5.5~0/

$ 453.43 : 4 330.16


Picking labor . . .
Grade and pack labor..
Containers and paper. .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . . .


.O 4.....e.. .

. . . 9
. 9 9 9 9 0 .9 . .
.....!1 1 1 1 1
l l l i ll l
.eeeoeer


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


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


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


$ 87.84 : $ 80.84
89.586: 91.L
102.3 /: 99.40!
21.62 : 18.94
33.687/: 24.42

$ 335.06 : $ 315.01

$ 788.-9 : $ 645.17
$ 953.48 : 4 374.54
$ 164.99 : -270.63


Reported by 3 growers averaging $22.87 per acre.
Reported by 1 and 3 growers averaging $18.62 and $7.51 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 5 growers averaging $10.70 per acre.
Reported by 3 and 4 growers averaging $2.72 and $8.25 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 3 and 5 growers averaging $149.30 and $109.69 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 3 and 5 growers averaging $170.57 and $119.28 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $42.10 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.
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DLB:ms 2-14-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


S
19.0
3.8
452.0


6
140.5
23.4
309.0


SI


_


II






Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Eggplant

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

Item : 1946-47 : 1947-48


Number of growers . . . . . .
r o a (Planted. . . . . .
Number of acres (Harvested. . . . .
(Planted . . .
Average acres per grower (Harvested . .
Average yield per acre harvested (bushels).


Growing costs:


Lana rent . . . . . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing . . . .
Dolomite, cyanamid or lime. . . .
Spray and dust. . . . . . . . .
Airplane application. . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . .
Taxes, 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, grading and packing labor.
Containers and paper . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission. . .. . . . .


. .
* a
* a


Total harvesting cost . . . . ....


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


a .


9
79.5
74.5
8.8
8.3
437.8


7
48.5
48.5
7.0
7.0
279.0


Average per acre


a *





a





a









a


1/ Seed only.
2/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $5.70 per acre.
5/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $9.89 and $5.40 per acre,
5/ Reported by 5 growers averaging $11.13 per acre.
/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $5.95 per acre.
_/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $5.37 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.
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respectively.


DLB:ms 2-14-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


I1


$ 27.11 :$ 23.57
22.89 : 5.93-
108.90 : 111.02
3.802/:
27.83 : 32.22
5.502/: 3.86
107.78 : 75.71
7.95
4.99 : 5.1
9.39 : 10.45
8.90 : 9.0
10.35 : 6.40
1.70 : 1.22
8.28 : 7.15
1.29 : .80
2.396/

$ 351.10 $ 300.43


$ 106.66 : 85.57
141.06 : 94.11
25.23 : 22.14
23.83 : 1.29
$ 296.78 : $ 216.11

$ 647.88 : $ 516.54
$ 924.16 :$ 497.50
$ 276.28 : -19.04


*







Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Boston Lettuce Escarole


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


Item


1947-48


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


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Spray and dust. . .. .....
Cultural labor. . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . .
Depreciation. . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance .
Interest on production capital (6%
Interest on capital invested (other

Total growing cost. . . .


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

. . . .
. . . .


4" mos.).. "
than land).


. . . .


Harvesting costs:


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

Total harvesting cost . .

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


. . S
.
* S S S S
* S S

. S S 9


S
850.0
55o.o
170.0
110.0
493.0

Average per acre

$ 12.47
4.91
16.26
8.6-1
41.98
5:.8
9.06
9.82
10.60
1.34
2.21
1.06


$ 124.21



0 69.50
161.77
38.76
35.29
49.34

$ 354.66

$ 178.87
4; 83.12
$ 4.55


1/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $10.81 per acre.
/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $7.31 per acre.

Source: Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-14-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


- -


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Preliminary -- Not for publication
Boston Lettuce, Escarole and Romaine

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


Item


: 19 5-461 1946-7 1947-48


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. . . . . . .... :
Cultural labor. . . . . . .. :
Mule feed . . . . . . . :
Gas, oil and grease . . . ....... :
Repair and maintenance. . ....... :
Depreciation. . . . . ....... :
Taxes, 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 packing labor
Containers. . . . .
Hauling . . . ..
Precool and ice . .
Commission. . . . .


. . . . . .


.


Total harvesting cost . . . .. ..


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


. .................
. S * *


: d


: 4 : 6
: 11.0 : 45.0
: 2.8 : 7.5
: 606.0 : 373.3


8
67.0
8.4
682.0


Average per acre


25.00


11.25 :
65.98

82.16
12.00 :
12.22 :
16.60
19.03
5.29
4.70
1.90.
4:6W:


:$ 25.00 :$


20.09 :
71.5 /:
1. 67; :
75.13:
5. 233/:
16.84 :
18.78 :
17.01 :
3.42 :
4.85 :
1.70 :
4.87W/:


40.31
13.16
92.07
4.892/
84.46
5. 6
6.062
12.37
15.12
15.09
3.28
5.44
1.51
1. 40


260.82 : 266.13 :$ 294.16


99.06 :$ 59.05 : 90.02
167.88 : 122.25 : 214.54
18.6 : 11.58 : 21.08
h 1.82/: 45.38
46.25/: 37.83 : 74.35

331.75 :$ 245.53 :$ 445.37

592.57 :$ 511.66 :$ 739.53
717.89 :0 575.56 :$ 815.17
125.32 :4 63.90 :$ 75.64


1/ Escarole only.
2/ Reported by 1 and 4 growers averaging $10.00 and $9.78 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $7.84 and 10.11 per acre, respectively.
V/ Reported by 3, 5, and 2 growers averaging $6.26, $5.84, and $5.62 per acre,
respectively.
5/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $22.22 per acre.
T/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $61.67 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:ms 2-15-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


-35-


~e


16












Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Lettuce Romaine

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



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. . . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . .. . . .. .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . ...
Repair and maintenance . . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . . . . .
Taxes, 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 packing labor .
Containers . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Commission . . . . .


. .
C ~ ~ C ~
C C *


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . .


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


4
55.0
14.o
207.0


* q













* S


.. C


3
37.0
12.3
118.7


Average per acre

$ 4.50 : $ 5.33
10.81 : 14.12
39.95 : 41.93
7.59W: 5.8 5/
.33-
60.00 : 46.67
3.3 :2/ 2.481/
4.73 : 3.85
3.4 3.21
4.08 : .02
1.06 : 1.26
2.74 2.50
.41.: .40
1.812/:

S14.48 : $ 131.90


* 14.73 : $ 17.17
57.03 : 3.22
9.72 : 7.70
16.954/: 11.87

$ 98.43 : $ 70.96
$ 242.91 : $ 202.86
$ 312.2 : $ 127.50
$ 69.34 : $ -75.36


1/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $10.12 per acre.
2/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $6.70 per acre.
1/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $2.42 per acre.
I/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $22.60 per acre.
5/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $8.70 per acre.
T/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $1.00 per acre.
/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $7.45 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-15-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


--- --


---- -


: 1.916-17 : 1947-48







Preliminary -- Not for Publication


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


Itemi


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. . . . . . .. :
Airplane application. . . . :
Cultural labor. . . ...... . ... :
Gas, oil and grease . . ... . :
Repair and maintenance. . ... .
Depreciation. . . . . ... . :
Taxes, licenses and insurance... :
Interest on production capital (6% 5 ios.). :
Interest on capital invested (other than l;n.i):
Miscellaneous expense . . .. . :
Total groving cost. . .. . . . .
Harvesting costs:

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


S1945-46 : 1946-07 : 1947-48

5: : 3
: 50.0 29.7 : 22.0
10.0 : 7.4 : 7.3
386.0 :152.5 : 177.0


Average per acre


$ 33.88 :$
9.101/:
30.29
28.63

112.33
6.72
10.07 :
8.55
2.18
5.93
1.07 :
L.162/:


$


32.50
7.251
17.45
29.18
1.352/
56.38
$.95
9.12
23.41
1.63
I4.o0
2.92
.622/


252.91 :$ 191.80


$ 88.34 : 49..93
134.96 : 53.58
25.t54 7.12
8.24o/-
31.:56/ 15.25
$ 288.82 :$ 125.88
$ $51.73 :$ 317.68
$1089.81 :$ 667.00
$ 548.08 :$ 349.32


:$ 25.00
22.55
: 21.98
35.06
1.002/
113.89
6.50
11.39
10.70
2.04
6.02
: 1.34
S .552/
:$ 259.02


z1 44.10
63.30
6.83

17.67
$ 131.90
:$ 390.92
:$ 545.60
:6 154.68


1/ Planted in drill.
2/ Reported by 2 and 1 growers averaging $2.70 and $3.00 per acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 3, and 2 growers averaging $6.93, $2.50 and $2.32 per acre, re-
spectively.
4/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $21.05 per acre.
3/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $39.45 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:ms 2-16-49
Exp. bta., Ag. Ec. 500


-37-





Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Green Peppers

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


Item


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


19i46-h7 : 1947-48


5
91.5
18.3
364.6


10
72.0
7.2
283.3


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . .
Fertilizer and side dressing.
Land sweetener. . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil arid grease . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation. . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance
Interest on production capital
Interest on capital invested


Miscellaneous expense .


Total growing cost. . . .


Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . .
Grade and pack labor. .
Containers . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission . . .


. . . . .









L (6% 5 mos.). .
[other than land).
. . . .
. . . .
. .
. . . .








. . . . .


. ...........9
. . . . . . . .
.. . . . .
. . . . . . . . .


Total harvesting cost . .


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


Average per acre

$ 20.60 : $ 24.83
16.75 : 45.64
70.00 : 107.91
10.63 : 5.99-/
14.90/: 19.60
88.67 : 110.75

1.52/ 5.9
11.02 : 12.19
7.62 : 14.19
12.94 : 13.76
2.9 : 3.66
6.14 : 8.78
1.62 : 1.72
l.h l

0 266.h7 : $ 375.41



( ) : 65.43
(123.47) 4391/
43.26L/: 52. 85/
12.83 : 11.6LL4
17.672/: 12.50/

$ 197.23 : $ 186.33

4$ 63.70 : 8 561.74
$ 667.95 : $1004.97
2 204.25 : $ 43.23


1/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $9.93 per acre.
7/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $24.83 per acre.
3/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $4.50 per acre.
E/ Reported by 1 and 5 growers averaging $3.80 and $11.88 per acre, re-
spectively.
5/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $7.33 per acre.
SReported by 7 growers averaging $62.73 per acre.
Y/ Reported by 2 and 7 growers averaging $108.15 and $75.50 per acre, re-
spectively.
8/ Reported by 7 growers averaging $16.62 per acre.
j/ Reported by 4 and 6 growers averaging 022.09 and $20.82 per acre, re-
spectively. DLB:ms 2-16-49
Source: Grower estimates. -38- Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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. O . "


. . . . . .











Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Green Peppers

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, and 1947-48.
I,. In 9 1ff


Item


: 1965-86 : 1966-87 : 1987- 8


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


* . S
. S


: 11 : 17
: 85.5 : 71.0
: 7.8 : 4.2
:120.0 : 182.0


16
75.5
4.7
140.2


Average per acre


*


S S S S
. .. . .
.. S


Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 5 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land):


5.87 :$
22.67 :
35.04 :
2.951 ,
2.121/:
32.01
.963/:
6.731/:
5.27 ;
4.56 :
5.62 :
1.18 :
2.99 :
.70


Total growing cost. . . . . . . .. : 128.67 :$


Harvesting costs:

Picking or cutting labor. . . . . . :
Grade and pack labor. .. . . . .
Containers. . . . . . : .


Hauling . . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . . .

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


$ 12.61 :$
11.32/ :
27.87/:
7.647/:
l8.560/:


6.43 :$ 6.56
32.33 : 29.09
37.19 : 35.7
3.831/: 7.066!
4.701/: 3.962/
32.07 : 37.25
1.2 3/: .893/
5.92/: 4.50W
4.74 : 4.67
4.60 : 3.18
5.49 : 4.09
1.18 : .70
3.35 : 3.34
.68 : .51

143.72 :4 141.54


20.12 ,: 18.42
49.815/: 8.02W
51.59Y/: 9.92/
11.40 : 13.22
16.15W/: 13.44


S. . :$ 77.80 :$ 149.07 $ 63.02
. :$ 206.47 :$ 292.79 :$ 204.56
S. . :$ 274.01 :$ 627.52 :6 222.07
... :$ 67.5 :$ 334.73 :$ 17.51


/7 Reported by 6, f8, and 11 growers averaging $5.62, $8.14, and $0.27 per acre,
respectively.
2/ Reported by 5, 14, and 8 growers averaging 04.66, $5.71, and $7.91 per acre,
respectively.
3/ Reported by 2, 6, and 5 growers averaging 45.25, $3.43 and $2.84 per acre,
respectively.
/ Reported by 10, 15, and 14 growers averaging $7.41, $6.71, and $5.15 per acre,
respectively.
6/ Reported by 7, 16, and 3 growers averaging $17.78, $52.92, and $42.75 per
acre, respectively.
/ Reported by 6, 16, and 3 growers averaging $46.45, $54.81, and 452.92 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 10 growers averaging $8.19 per acre.
SReported by 5 and 16 growers averaging $40.82 qnd $17.16 per acre, respective.
ly.
Source: Grower records and estimates. DLB:ms 2-16-49
-3--xp St. g,-- 500


ri~

rr



Exp. Sta., Ag, Ec. 500


-39-









Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Green Peppers

Per Acre Costs and Heturns in the 1ianatee-Ruskin area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1947-48.


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 . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Cultural labor. . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance
Interest on production capital
Interest on capital invested (
Miscellaneous expense . .
Total growing cost. . . .
Harvesting costs:


(6%
other


-5
th


mos .. ..
d land). .
. . .
. . .










. . .


Picking labor . . .
Grade and pack labor. .
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . .
Commission . . .


Total harvesting cost .


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


19h6-7 : 1947-48

3 3
15.0 : 22.5
5.0 7.5
200.0 : 152.0


Average per acre

$ 35.00 : $ 48.33
33.33 : 10.12
81.39 : 59.16
26.671/:
18.23 : 11.68
171.67 : 102.49
6.21i/: 2.43/
11.09 : 11.373/
17.55 : 26.88
13.11 : 20.97
16.72 : 23.77
2.04 : 4.01
10.41 : 7.59
2.09 : 2.97
6.0:4/
$ 445.51 : 337,81


$ 37.50 : $ 37.81
23.34/: 41.52
21.332/: 45.50
10.50 : 5.88
14.33 : 28.50
$ 107.00 : $159.21
$ 552.51 : $ 497.02
$ 552.83 : $ 544.87
$ 0.32 : $ 47.85


1/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $40.00 per acre.
/ Reported by 1 grower averaging $18.62 and $7.28 per
SReported by 2 growers averaging $17.06 per acre.
I/ Reported by 2 growers averaging $9.06 per acre.
5/ Reported by 1 grower at $70.00 per acre.
SReported by 1 grower at 64-.00 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


acre, respectively.


DLB:ms 2-16-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


-40-


-- ---


. . . . . . .







Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Green Peppers

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Pompano Area,
Season 1945-46.


Item


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


Drill : Seedbed
planted : and reset

3 :
140.0 : 105.0
46.7 : 26.3
400oo.o : 418.8


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . .
Seedbed materials . . .
Fertilizer . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Labor setting . . . .
cultural. . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repairs and maintenance . .
Depreciation . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance


. . . . .
.... . .
. o c e .
..l.
. o e o e .
.o . . .e .
. . e ..o e .
. e e .o e .
. .o o . .


Interest on production capital (6%0 5 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land).
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


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


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . .

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


r


Reported by 2 and 3 growers averaging -28.34 and
spectively.
Reported by 2 growers averaging $3.74 and $8.59
Reported by 3 growers averaging $8.58 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $0.80 per acre.
Reported by 2 and 3 growers averaging $21.50 and
spectively.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $45.00 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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$21.L~3 per acre, re-


per acre, respectively.


$16.72 per acre, re-


DLB:ms 2-17-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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* Average per acre

$ 25.00 : 25.00
13.19 : 13.39
: 4.81
12. 40 112.55
16.8911: 16.071
: 34.00
81.67 : 98.18
2.491/: 4.301
9.87 : 6.4i/
6.42 : 2.81
.08 : 10.16,
.65 : 60W
7.42 : 8.26
.51 : 1.27
14.345/: 12.-5/

$ 308.93 : $ 350.38



$ 101.67 : 105.00
26.66 33.75/
117.67 : 132.88
20.00 : 24.06

$ 266.00 : $ 295.69

$ 574.93 : $ 646.07
$1075.00 : $113.75
$ 500.07 :$ 497.68








Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Green Peppers

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Pompano Area,
Season 19L6-47.


Item


planted


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

Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . .
Fertilizer and side dressing.
Dolomite, cyanamid or lime.
Dust . . . . . .
Airplane application. . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance . .
D i; 4ti-;


. .
. .
. . .


0 ~ 0~ ~


pl0-c L W on.. . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6, 5 imos.). .
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 . . . . . . . . .


5
164.0
1014.0
32.8
20.8
349.4


:Seedbed
:and reset

6
S 87.0
S 77.0
S 14.5
S 12.8
: 358.3


Average per acre

$ 27.00 : $ 26.91
14.50 : 29.04
102.16 : 131.11
1,501/: 5.411
23.07 : 35.05
.56 /: 6.16
76.00 : 138.33
4.05 : 6.60
9.88 : 8.88
7.30 : 10.17
11.03 : 8.13
1.55 : 1.82
6.89 : 10.01
1.38 : 1.02
3.00/: 1.082/

$ 294.87 :$ 419.75



$ 100.79 : 87.92
111.26 : 110.00
21.12 : 19.16
17.47 : 21.25

$ 250.64 : 4 238.33

t 545.51 : 658.08
$1075.23 : 1102.23
5 329.72 : $ 144.15


1/ Reported by 2 and 5 growers averaging
2/ Reported by 4 growers averaging $6.95
/ Reported by 3 and 1 growers averaging

Source: Grower records and estimates.


$3.75 and $6.53 per acre, respectively.
and $9.23 per acre, respectively.
$5.00 and $6.48 per acre, respectively.


DLB:ms 2-17-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Green Peppers

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


Item


Drill-plant
or reset


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


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 . . . .
Taxes, 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 . .
Containers. . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . .
Commission. .... . . .


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . . .

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


S 16
S 336.5
S 344.5
: 24.2
21. 5
S 374.0

:Average per acre

: $ 22.28
S 21.15
120.93
31.92/
: 2.31-/
127.50
: 3.972/
: 5$.77 -
11.75
S 11.37
: 8.22
: 1.99
S9.0A
: 1.03
.63/

: $ 379.86



: $ 95.24
111.26
: 2.95
21.62

: 253.07

$ 632.93
$ 808.97
$ 176.04


i/ Reported by 6 growers averaging $6.13 per acre.
Reported by 9 growers averaging $7.07 per acre.
SReported by 14 growers averaging $6.59 por acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging 05.02 per acre.


Source; Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-18-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Green Peppers

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


Item


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


Growing costs:


1945-6 : 1946-47 : 1947-48

10 : 14 : 19
63.5 55.2 63.4
: 6.4 .0 3.3
272.9 130.0 :227.0


Average per acre


Land rent . . . . .
Seed and seedbed . . .
Fertilizer . . . . .
Side dressing . . . .


Dust. . . . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . .. . . ..
Machine hire . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . ..
Repair and maintenance. . . . .. .
Depreciation . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . ..
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 labor. . . .
Hauling . . . . . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . . . . . .

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


$ 35.65 :$ 35.00
22.76 : 25.99
: 6.50 : 59.90
8.221/: 8.03i
23.26 : 19.46
134.00 : 126.12
3.862
24.86 : 21.56
18.29 : 15.86
8.78 : 15.20
39.70 : 29.78
: 4.30 : 2.98
8.52 8.53
: 4.96 : 3.72
: 1.01 : 7.17

:$ 393.81 :0 383.16


:$ 61.19 $ 22.15
26.79 12.66
17.38 : 7.82

:$ 105.36 : 42.63

:$ 499.17 :$ 425.79
:$ 559.71 :$ 560.86
:$ 60.54 :0 135.07


30.53


20.20
63.65
L/: 8.2b.
: 23.91
143.82
S 3.606
: 19.41
17.24
17.03
37.32
S 3.5 6
8.93
S .66
: 5.91

: 4o8.o4



:$ 55.52
24.48
11.37

$ 91.37

$ 499.1
:i 382.41
:$-117.00


Reported by 9, 12, and 13 growers averaging $9.14, $9.36, and $12.04 per acre,
respectively.
Reported by 18 growers averaging 425.23 per acre.
Reported by 9 and 13 growers averaging $6.00 and $5.27 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 18 growers averaging 03.76 per acre.
Reported by 5 growers averaging $22.45 per acre.
Sold in field box; container and grading costs paid by buyer.

rce: Grower estimates. DLB:m 2-18-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Green Peppers


Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Wauchula Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1947--8.


Item


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


1946-47 : 1947-48


4
3.5
.9
128.8


4
4.O
1.0
148.0


Growing 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 . . . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6. 5 mos.) .
Interest on capital invested (other than land). .

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

Harvesting costs:


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


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . ..

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


Average per acre

$ 9.25 $ 9.00
7.001/: 19.69
39.81 0: 33.88
$.7$r/: 5.622/
17.88: 17.62
97.25 : 116.25
6.0oo/: 4.50/
7.75/: 10.38
8.30 : 7.71
4.0 : 5.48
13.00 : 7.49
1.61 : 1.89
5.12 : 5.80
1.63 : .93

$ 224.75 : $ 246.24



$ 35.696/: 36.88
7.696/: 14,75
5.90 /: 6.55

$ 49.28 : 58.18

4 274.03 : 304.42
$ 311.25 : 0 392.50
$ 37.22 : 88.08


1/ Seed only.
2/ Reported by 3 and 2 growers averaging $7.67 and $11.25 per acre, re-
spectively.
3/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $23.83 per acre.
I/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $8.00 and $6.00 per acre, respectively.
5/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $10.33 per acre.
S/ One complete and one partial loss at picking time. 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:ms 2-18-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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. . . . . .
. . . . .
. '
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Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Irish Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the xverglades Area,
Seasons 1945-16, 1946-47, and 1947-43.


Item : 9145-46 : 1946-47 : 1947-48


Number of growers . . . . . . . .
(Planted. . . . . . .
Number of acres (Harvested . . . . .
(Planted . . .
Average acres per grower (Harvested ......
Average yield per acre harvested (50 lb. sacks)


131

26
19


Growing costs:


5 5
: 1924.0
.5.0 : 26.0
:385.0
3.0 :105.0
3.0 : 78.0


3
330.0
280.0
110.0.
93.0
257.7


Average per acre


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

Total growing cost. . . . .. . .... :
Harvesting costs:


Tractor and digger use. .
Picking labor . . . .
Wash, grade and pack labor.
Containers . . . .
Hauling . . . . .
Other . . . . . .
Commission . . ...


. . .


Total harvesting cost . . .. . .


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


1/ eprt~~h 1 roeit7~.2 pe are


i/ Reported by 1 grower at $6.25 per acre.
!/ Reported by 3 and 4 growers averaging 01.33

Source: Grower records and estimates.


$ 22.40 :
53.38
18.60 :
24.76
27.16

4.51 :
5.77
8.00
1.52
3.18
.80
S80o2/:


16.86 :
55.25 :
19.75 :
32.02
30.2 :

11.65
9.35
13.89
1.39
3.66
1.39,
6.1L2/:


14.50
47.84
18.34
16.95
18.94
2.081/
8.07
8.57
7.15
1.76
2.74
.72


$ 170.88 :$ 201.77 :$ 147.66


$ 8.99 :$
22.29 : 12.28 :31.15
39.60 23.36 60.25
33.62 : 16.76 : 50.55
11.19 : 7.00 : 25.76
7.96
17.30 : 8.23 : 31.00

$ 140.95 : 67.63 :$ 198.71

o 311.83 :$ 269.40 :$ 346.37
$ 340.34 :4 170.02 :$ 456.30
$ 28.51 :$ -99.38 :$ 109.93


and 47.68 per acre, respectively.

DLB:ms 2-18-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Irish Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade County Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 19i7-L8.


Item : 1946-47 : 1947-48


Number of growers . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . . .
Average yield per acre (50 lb. sacks)


33
3308.0
100.2
195.8


37
3288.0
88.9
277.0


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . . . .
Seed . . . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . . . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . . .
Taxes, 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 . . . . . .
Grade and pack labor. . . . .
Containers. . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . .
Commission . . . . . .


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . . .


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


Average per acre


0 25.13 : $ 27.02
75.80 : 75.33
40.16 : 44.54
22.53 : 2.15
42.86 : 38.60
1.07:
8.79 1 0.22
7.1 : 9.32
8.76 : 12.60
2.79 : 4.oo
4.59 : 4.76
.88 : 1.26
4.272/ 2.922

$ 243.97 : $ 256.59



$ 13.57 : 20.28
49.53 : 65.90
24.08 : 29.13
6.08 9.49
19.14 : 25.04

$ 112.40 : 149.84

, 356.37 : 4 406.43
I 373.27 : 4 616.14
$ 21.90 : $ 209.71


1/ Reported by 3 growers averaging 43.93
/ Reported by 7 and 5 growers averaging
spectively.

source: Grower records and estimates.


-47-


per acre.
$6.10 and


v6.42 per acre, re-


DLB:ms 2-18-49
Exp. ota., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Irish Potatoes

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


Item


Number of growers . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . .
Average acres per grower . . .
Average yield per acre (50 lb. sacKs)


Growing costs:


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


Total growing cost. . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Tractor and digger use.
Picking labor . . .
Grade and pacK labor..
Containers . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . . .


Total harvesting cost . . . .


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

1/ Reported by 4 growers

Source: Grower estimates


: 1946-47

S 6
: 73.0
: 95.5
: 135.0

S Averat
A .sr


1947-48

: 4
: 580.9
145.2
307.0

,e per acre
-' '-'-S


S .j33 : 4 3o.0
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
5.55 : 4.9
1.16 : .88

2 295.65 : : 261.74



$ 7.16 :
10.22 : 18.43
24.22 : 62.13
23.55 : 1.77
4.25 11.95
10.831/: 27.70

$ 80.23 : $171.98

$ 375.88 : 433.72
$ 319.00 : Q 549.64
$ -56.88 : o 115.92


averaging 416.25 per acre.


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DLB:ms 2-18-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Irish Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and returns in the Hastings Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1947-48.


Item


Number of growers . . .
Number of acres . . .
Average acres per grower. .
Average yield per acre (100


lb. sacs). .


1946-47 : 1947-48

28 27
250.0 : 2637.5
89. : 97.7
71.2 : 97.0


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Side dressing . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Airplane application ....
Cultural labor . . . .
Vf.,n d 1


. .

C C .


Mule ej R_ . . . . . 0 . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . . ..
Repair and maintenance. . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . ...
Taxes, 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 . ........
Grade and pack labor. . .
Containers. . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . . .


Total harvesting cost . . . . ..


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


Average per acre

$ 18.73 : $ 17.22
49.28 : 64.87
42.51 : 50.04
1.861/: 1.312/
8.92 : 9.48
S .76-/
33.38 : 35.16
1.0 0/: .78
7.39 : 8.61
9.53 8.98
8.55 : 9.22
1.33 : 1.75
3.50 : 4.01
.85 .92
.82/: 1.38!

$ 187.65 $ 214.49



$ 13.98 : $ 15.00
19.89 : 23.73
15.35 : 23.65
8.26 : 10.03
10.53 : 14.72

$ 68.01 : $ 87.13

255.66 : s 301.62
$ 190.69 : 17.97
8 -64.97 : 0 116.35


1/ Reported by 13 and 5 growers averaging $4.00 and 77.09 per acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 7 growers averaging $2.92 per acre.
/ Reported by 9 and 5 growers averaging $3.11 and $4.23 per acre, respectively.
/Reported by 15 and 14 growers averaging $1.53 and $4.11 per acre. re-
spectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-19-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Irish Potatoes

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


Item


Number of growers . . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . . .
Average acres per grower ...
(100 lb. sacks).
Average yield per acre ( bushels). ack.
(bushels) ....


S10
: 29.5
: 26.0
: 103.4
: 172.4


14
356.0
25.5
69.0
115.0


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . .... . . . :$


Seed. . . . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . . . . . .
Dust. . . . . . . . . . .
Airplane application . . ... . .
Cultural labor ...............
Machine hire. . .. .......
Mule feed . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . ... ...
Depreciation. . . . . . . . .
Taxes, 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 labor . . . . . . . .
Grading labor . . . . . . . .
Tractor and digger use . . . . . .
Grader use . . . . . . . .
Containers and twine . . . . . .
Hauling . . . . . . ....
Inspection . . . . . . .....
Commission .. ... .. .......
Total harvesting cost . . .. . .

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


Average per acre


5.46 :$
35.68
37.05 :
2.61

19.85 :


6.37 :$
40.00 :
39.04 :
5.20

17.97


7.48
42.32
42.67
3.03-/

28.77
lf


S 7.00,: 5.56 45.78
S 5.96/: 5.14 : 4.89
6.91 : 5.17 : 3.56
S 9.68 : 7.26 : 4.68
S 1.10 : 1.37 : 1.12
2.47 : 2.55 : 2.79
: .97 : .73 : .47
2.10:/: l.526/

:$ 136.84 :4 137.88 : 147.65


: 26.42 : 17.61 ?5.
16.72 : 13.22 : .
6.62 : 7.14 : 1.
3.94 .51
18.95 : 16.91 : 11.52
4.12
S 2.70 : 1.39 : .35;
: 1.04 : 8.36 : .61
$ 89.39 :$ 64.63 : 36.66

:$ 226.23 :$ 202.51 :$ 184.31
: 244.60 :$ 17.60 :$ 114.11
:$ 18.37 :t -26.91 :$ -70.20


7/

1


Reported by 10 growers averaging $3.95 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging 2.37 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging 43,50 per acre.
Reported by 13 and 11 growers averaging $5.99 and $5.65 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 11 growers averaging $5.23 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $5.13 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging S2.19 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging 41.52 per acre. DLB:ms 2-19-49
0. "i^mr lnn? rl q -+.ir+c -50-0 Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


13
245.0
18.8
37.5
62.5


SCiru


-e


: 1965-66 : 1966-67 : 1967-88


IV


:
:*
:*
*
:*


*


rmi .






Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Squash

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


Item


Number of growers . . . . .
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower. . .
Average yield per acre (3/4 bushel)


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer . . .
Side dressing . . .
Dust (Fall crop only) .
Cultural labor . .
Machine hire . . .


Mule feea . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . ....... . :
Repair and maintenance. . . .. .. :
Depreciation . . . . . . . . :
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . :
Interest on production capital (6b h mos.). :
Interest on capital iinvsted (other th:. land):
Miscellaneous expense . . . . ... :
Total growing cost. . . . . . ... :
Harvesting costs:
Picking labor . . . . . . . :
.ash and pack labor... . . . ... :
Containers and wrapping paper . . . :
Hauling . . . . . .. . . :
Commission. ............. . . :

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


:194L5-6 : 1946-47 : 1947-48


10
343.5
3h.
91.6


: 11
: 175.0
: 15.9
: 128.0


Average per acre


5.10 :$
3.87
15.75 :
4.75 :
3.87V:
23.29
3. 053/:
8.03 /
3.69 :
4.3 :
4.21 :
1.03 /:
1.56
.42
1.22/:
84.23 :


11. 6 :$
9.98
30.67
5.h3
10.79

68.63 :4


4.36 :$
.52 :
17.99:
4.731/:
2.18 /:
22.97 :
.823/:
6.h -/:
h.7 :
3.26
4.07 :
1.08
1.49

.526/!
80.36 :


13.33 :$
10.39
35.66
6.95
11.67

78.01 :4


Total crop cost. ... . . . . . :: 152.66 :$ 158.37 :S 178.25
Crop sales . . . . . . . :. 124.55 :i 225.77 :$ 229.12
Net return. . . . . . . . . . : -28.11 :$ 67.0 :$ 50.87

1/ Reported by 9 and 15 growers averaging $5.8h and $6.43 per acre, respectively.
2/ Reported by 8 and 2 growers averaging $h.84 and 812.00 per acre, respectively.
/Reported by 5, 2, and h growers averaging $6.10, $4.50, and $8.27 per acre,
respectively.
h/ Reported by 9 growers averaging $8.92, $7.87 and $8.37 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.
7/ Reported by 11 growers averaging $19.10 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-21-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


17
317.5
18.7
13.3


5.15
h.93
17.46
5.721/
7.03
18.88
1.953

4.65
3.86
3.92
1.05
1.50
.39

80.92


23.30
12.36-/
1h.74
7.h0
12.53


97.33


- _-.___ ~c-~--c*- --





Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Squash


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


Pompano Area,


Item

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

Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . . . .
Seed . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . . . . . . ..
Cultural labor . . . . . . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease .. . . .........
Repair and maintenance . . . . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . .. . . .
Interest on production capital (6;' 4 mos.) . .
Interest on capital invested (otler than land). .
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . . . .

Total growing cost. . . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


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


Total harvesting cost . . .


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


. . . . . .


~1, 10


*4
: 109.0
: 9.0
: 27.2
24.0
S 131.0


Average per acre

: $ 23.50
1.93
: 1.20
35.75
51.75
: 4.421/
7.99;/
10.87
S 11.32
7.96
1.98
: 3.83
.80
:.83J

: $ 204.12



$ 63.00
: 8.37
11.66
9.79

$ 132.82

: 336.94
S 381.27
: 4.33


1/ Reported by 2 growers averaging 8.83 per acre.
f/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $10.66 per acre.
3/ Reported by 1 grower at $ 3.30 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


DLB:ms 2-21-49
Exp. sta., Ag. ,c. 500


-52-


I I


. . . . . .





Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Strewberri es

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


Item


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


. . . .
. . . . .
S . .
. @. o .
..0co
O''@'@O


l,/*1 .~


y1 46o-1 7

8
18.5
2.3
4116.0


:1947-48

: 8
: 12.8
: 1.6
: 3228.0


Growing costs:


Land.rent . .
Plants . . .
Fertilizer. . .
Land sweetener. .


Spray and dust. . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. . .


S & *
. S


Depreciation. . . . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . ....
Interest on production capital (6' 6 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land). .
Miscellaneous expense . . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . . . . . ....
Wash and pack labor . . . . . .
Containers . ..... ...
Hauling . . . . . . . . . . .

Total harvesting cost . . . .. ..

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


/ Reported by 2 growers averaging 14.05 per' acre.
/ Reported by 4 and 7 growers averaging W20.62 and 77.15 per acre, respective-
ly.
/ Reported by 7 and 4 growers averaging '8.64 and $10.79 per acre, respective-
ly.
W Reported by 7 growers averaging $9.96 per acre.
Reported by 7 growers averaging $3.53 per acre.
Reported by 1 grower at $1.12 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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DLB:ms 2-21-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


I I


LI
V

3-I

V


Average per acre

$ 12.06 :$ 11.25
74.50 : 90.04
49.13 : 51.21
15.83 : 3.51
10.3L2/: 6.26.
202.25 : 198.15.
7.56-/: 5$.O.
13.20 : 13.18
9.20 : 8.71
8.19 : 9.65
9.08 : 9.05
1.61 : 3.080
12.12 : 12.02
1.36 : 1.36
: .1i4
:1

$ 426.40 : $ 423.01



$ 132.93 : $ 107.04
50.11 : 45.69
103.28 : 70.75
13.07 : 9.96

$ 299.39 : $ 233.44

s 72$.79 : $ 656.45
1013.59 : 6 647.64
s 287.80 : -8.81


. . . . .






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Sweet Corni/

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


Item : 1946 1948
*I


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


* .
* .
. .


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed. . . . . ... .
Fertilizer and side dressing.
Spray and dust. . ....
Cultural labor. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance .
n


. .
* .
. . S
. .
* S *
. S
. S r
. S S


Iepr citation, . . . . . . * o
Taxes, 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 labor . . . . . . . .
Containers. . . . . . . ... ..
Hauling . . . . . . .
Other . . . . .... . . ...
Commission. . . . . . . . .. .

Total harvesting cost . . . . . . . .

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


Average per acre

$ 10.00 : 10.00
4.19 : +.82
20.95 : 1.464/
11..02 : 14.67
29.95 : 17.41
6.771/: 5.762/
13.14 : 9.44
20.26 : 11.76
14.30 : 12.23
7.88 : 2.71
2.00 : 1.40
1.07 .92
9.00W: 2.29W.

$ 150.53 : $ 107.87



$ 21.55 : $ 30.
24.47 : 42.13
3.48 : 4.47
2.131/: 2.33_
13.19 : 15.00

$ 64.82 $ 94.28

$ 215.35 : $ 202.15
$ 176.39 : $ 378.04
$ -38.96 : 175.89


l/ Follows celery as catch crop. Land rent charged proportionately.
/ Reported by 9 growers averaging V17.67 per acre.
SReported by 5 grovers averaging 86.13 and $12.67 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 5 and 3 growers averaging $10.80 and Q8.39 per acre, re-
spectively.
5/ Reported by 1 and 3 growers averaging $12.75 and $8.53 per acre, re-
spectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


-54-


DLB:ms 2-21-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


6
286.5
121.3
121.0


11
138.5
12.6
150.0








Preliminary -- 'iot for Publication


Sweet Potatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in tho La Crosse Area,
Seasons 1945-46, 1946-47, aid 1947-48.


Item


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


6
138.0
26.3
92.7


: 1965-66 : 1966-67 : 1967-68


8
72.0
9.0
75.0


Growing costs:


Land rent .. . . . . .
Seed and seedbed. . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance . . . .
Depreciation . . . . . ...
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6% 3 no.)
Interest on capital invested (other than land)


Total growing cost..

Harvesting costs:

Picking labor .
Grade and pack labor
Grader use ..
Containers . . .
Waxing . . ..
Hauling . .
Commission ..
Other . . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


Average per acre


5.79
46.91
22.38
23.37
8. 46
6.24
5.66
6.19
1.42
3.01
.77


:$ 7.53
: 82.08
: 22.45
: 30.03
6.80
: .61
S5.o0
S6.06
S1.47
: .01
S .76


. . 130.20 :$ 171.20
. . . .. :


. . . . . .


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o o.. . . . .
eleeemeeeoee:
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e e e e e e e e e


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19.01 :$
8.711/:

32.24

5 31.2./
3b.56 :


99.83 :

230.03 :$
410.48 :$
180.45 :$


6.00
65.31
25.99
30.50
4.14
5.18
3.23
4.46
.61
3.52
.56


:$ 149.50


14.03 :$ (
13.57 : (24.71
2.06 :
28.7 : 28.01
4, 54 :
4.20 : 8.46
4.95 : 8.41
.081/:

71.86 :$ 6o99

243.06 :4 219.09
180.66 :$ 335.34
-62.4o0 :s 116.25


1/ Reported by 3 growers averaging 017.43 per acre.
2/ Reported by 5 groy;ers averaging '6.37 per acre.
3/ Reported by 1 grower averaging *0.28 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLBims 2-23-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


5
56.0
11.2
34.1


S


!iw
:W


.0 . . . .






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade County Area,
Season 1945-46.


Item

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


. .
. .
. .


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . .
Seed. . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . .
Compost . . . ..
Insecticide and application .
Man labor . . . ..
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance . .
Depreciation equipment..
quarters . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance
Administrative expense. . .


* .
. . .
* .
. . *


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

Packing and selling charges @ $0.85 per lug6 ....

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

Management and supervision!/. . .. . . ..


: Average per acre

: 18.52
: 2.04
S 66.55
58.551/
22.14
: 127.022/
1.632/
12.93
S 22.11
S 12.37
:2.91
2.60
6.42i/
: 7.50
: 1.91
6.78
: 321.98

$ 163.20

$ 485.18
S 927.90
: $ hl2.72

$ 110.68


Reported by 4 growers averaging ;$2.82 per acre.
Includes harvest labor.
Reported by 4 growers averaging $2.45 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $5.82 per acre.
Reported by 2 gra;ers averaging )19.27 per acre.
Average packinghouse charge includes ;rade, pack, container and
commission.
Sharecropping agreement to receive 25 percent of profits for management
and supervision.


Source: Grower records.


DLB:ms 2-2h-h9
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500


6
1956.0
326.0
192.0


: 19L5j-LtO


,I






Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Tomatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Dade County Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1917-118.

Item : l496-47 : 1947-48


Number of growers . . .
Number of acres . . . .
Average acres per grower. .
Avera-e yield per acre (lugs)


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Airplane application. . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . . .
Mule feed . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance .
Depreciation. . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance .


* S S
* 5 9
* . S *


9 S
* . S
.
S *


Interest on production capital (6, 5 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (other LLan land), .
Miscellaneous expense . . . . .

Total growing cost . . . . . . .

Harvesting costs:


Picking labor . . . . . . .
Grade and pack labor. . . ..
Containers. . . . . ..
Hauling . . . . . . . .
Commission. . . . . . . .


* .
.


Total harvesting cost . . . . . . . .

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


1: : 11
1997.0 : 3857.0
: 13.0 : 350.6
207.0 : 155.3

Average per acre

: 18.24 : 0 24.64
2.82 : 2.62
65.55 : 72.07
26.94 : 30.45
1.351/: .241/
78.25 : 100.27
: .172/: 1.2i./
.612/: 1.I32/
9.04 : 13.17
13.43 : 17.94
9.93 : 18.01
S 3.9 : 5.28
5.60 : 6.97
1.24 : 2.25
4:.19: 9.32/

: $ 204.88 : 305.90



: 34.84 : 33.51
72.81 : 63.36
65.56 : 56.47
9.27 8.32
16.13 : 14.06

: 198.91 : 175.72

4: !39.79 : 0 481.62
: 587.89 : $ 525.62
S148.10 : 44.00


I/ Reported by 2 growers averaging 09.46 and 41.30 per acre,respectively.
/ Reported by 3 and .2 growers averaging ,0.78 and $6.84 per acre, respectively.
3/ Reported by 6 and 5 growers averaging $1.50 and $3.14 per acre, respectively.
i/ Reported by 7 and 9 growers averaging $8.37 and $11.39 per acre, re-
spectively.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DL3:ms 2-23-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500







Preliminary -- Iot for Publication


Tomatoes

Per Acre Costs and iieturns in the
Season 1945-46.


Dania Area,


Item 1945-46


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


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


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . .
Fertilizer and compost. . .
Spray and dust. . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Harvest labor . . . . .
Machine hire . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance. ..
Depreciation. . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance .










r




Interest on production cT ital (60 5 moo.). .
Interest on capital invested (other than land) .
Miscellaneous expense . . . .

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


Packing and selling charges @ $0.85 per lug5 .

Total crop cost ... .... . . . .
Crop sales,6.. . . . . . . .
Net return. . . ... . . . . . .


: 9
: 400.0
: 44.4
301.0

:Average per acre

$ 30.83
1.21
S 61.94
17.58
: 1.80
S 95.98
6.71-/
: 3.872/
: 7.23/
: 5.89
: 8.35
: 2.36
: .98
: 1.04
:6.72

S 309.68

: $ 255.85

: 565.53
: $1029.42
: 463.89


1 Reported by 3 growers averaging 3,20.13 per acre.
2/ Reported by 5 growers averaging 06.95 per acre.
/ Reported by 8 growers averaging Q8.35 per scre.
SReported by 8 growers averaging 07.56 per acre.
/Average packinghouse charge includes grade, pack, container, and
commission.
6/ Computed from reported average price per bushel for winter tomatoes.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


DLB:ns 2-24-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. 2c. 500


*


-58-







Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and- returns in the
Season 1946-47.


Dania Area,


Item : 1.946-47
,t,~ .- -- ,*


Number of growers . . . . . .
(Planted. . . .
Number of acres (Harvested. . . .
(Planted . .
Average acres per grower (Harvested .
(Bushels . .
Average yield per acre (Lugs. . . .


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . . .
Seed. . . . . .
Fertilizer and compost. . .
Spray and dust. . . .
Airplane application . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance. . .
Depreciation. . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance
Interest on production capital:
Interest on capital invested


Miscellaneous expense .

Total growing cost .


Harvesting costs:

Picking labor .
Grade and pack labor.
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . . .

Total harvesting cost .

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


* 9 * *

. .


l (6, 5' mos.).
(other than land).


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


. ... . ... .. . 9
. . . .. .. ... .
. ... . .. .. .


* .......... . ..
.o o o . o o. .

. e . e o e . . o o

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


5
210.0
129.0
42.0
25.8
103.8
172.2

Average per acre

$ 33.00
4.60
66.60
29.32
5.70o/
65.60
2.602/
9.60
7.93
11.26
4.85
5.78
1.41
1.201/

$ 249.45



6 54.59
69.42
61.69
5.20
17.21


$ 208.11

$ 457.56
$ 761.89
$ 304.33


1/ Reported by 4 growers averaging Q7.12 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging '6.50 per acre.
Reported by 1 grover at $6.00 per acre.

Source: Grower estimates. DLB:ms 2-25-49
Exp. Sta., Ag. Ec. 500







Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Tomatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the 7ort diy-ers Area,
Season 1947-13.


Item


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


. .
* .
* *


: 197-48

: 7
S 39.0
5.6
: 146.0


Growing costs:

Land rent . . . . . . . * *
Seed and seedbed. . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . .
Land sweetener . .. . . ..
Spray and dust . . . . ..
Cultural labor. . . . . . . .
liachine hire. . . . . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . . . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . .
Interest on production capital (6' r mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land).


Total growing cost. . . . ..


Harvesting costs:

Picking labor . . .
Grade and pack labor. ..
Containers. . ..
Hauling . . . . .
Commission. . ....


9 ...................
. *


Total harvesting cost . . ..

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


. . C
* *
. 9 * *


SAverage per acre

: $ 20.86
: 10.57
: 149*41
: 4.88-/
26.99
: 71.05
: 1.31-2
: 5.5L-/
9.77
: 14.64
: 9.55
: 2.40
: 5.44
1.19

: $ 233.60



: $ 70.72
1.20o4/
: 1.57/
: 9.86/
: 1.831/

: $ 98.16

: $ 331.76
: i 396.93
: $ 65.17


Reported by 4 growers averaging 0.5h per
Reported by 3 growers averaging $3.07 per
Reported by 4 growers averaging $9.64 per
Repooted by 1 grower at $'8.40 per acre.


acre.
acre.
acre.


Reported by 2 growers averaging j51.01 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $22.97 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging $4.27 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Tomatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Ft. Pierce Area,
Season 1945-46.


Item : 1945- 46


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


* *


6
1622.0
270.3
317.0


Grov.ing costs:


Land rent . . . . . .


. . . . .


Land preparation. . . . . . . . .
Seed. . . . . . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . . . . . . .
Insecticide and application . . . . . .
Iilan labor . . . . . . . . . . .
Machine hire.. . . . . .
Mule feed . . . . . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . . . .
Repair and maintenance. . . .
Depreciation. . . . . . . .... .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . .
Administrative expense. . . ..........
Interest on production capital (65 mos.).
Interest on capital invested (other than land). .
Miscellaneous expense . . .

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

Packing selling charges @ $0.85 per lugj . .

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

Management and supervisionr. . . . .....


: Average per acre

: $ l0.9L/
: 23.66 /
2.40
68.69
: 40.90
S 239. 61/
S 21.69
: 6.19
S 14.36
S 19.02
10.08
: 5.59
: $.76-9

11.69
1.26
: 9.02

S $ 490.72


$ 269.45

$ 760.17
$1240.01
43 79.84

$ 119.96


1I Reported by 3 growers averaging 16.42 per acre.
7/ Reported by h grourers averaging :35.49 per acre.
3 Includes harvest labor.
Reported by 1 grov;er at $34.57 per acre.
Average packinghouse charge includes grade, pack, container, and
commission.
6/ Sharecropping agreement to receive 25 percent of profits for manage-
ment and supervision.


Source: Grower records.


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Preliminary -- Not for Publication


Tomatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Ft. Pierce Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1917-68.


Item


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


1946-47 : 1947-4d


29
3236.5
111.6
230.6
139.2


Growing costs:


Land rent . . . ....
Seed. . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . .
Spray and dust . . . .
Airplane application. ....
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . . .
Repair and maintenance .
Depreciation. . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance


* . .



. . S S

* . .


Interest on production capital (65 5 mos.). .
Interest on capital invested (othearthan land). .
Miscellaneous expense . . . . . ..

Total growing cost. . . . . . ..

Harvesting costs:

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

Total harvesting cost . . . . . ..


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


22
3678.0
167.0
295.6
178.5


Average per acre

$ 11.51 : $ 13.39
4.52 : 4.36
73.37 : 83.29
42.07 39.69
8.77/: 6.
97.94 112.51
19.182: 29.61:/
2.1i3/: 2.3/
15.18 : 20.02
16.15 : 22.75
20.65 : 21.06
3.58 : 3.74
7.47 : 8.60
2.58 : 2.63
4.204/: 6.10 /

$ 329.31 : $ 376.13



$ 79.17 : 96.03
18.09, 23.34
7.96/: 6.83

$ 105.22 : $ 126.20

$ 434.53 : $ 502.33
0 586.42 : $ 743.30
0 151.89 : 4 240.97


1/ Reported by 22 and 16 growers averaging 11.56 and $8.30 per acre, re-
spectively.
/ Reported by 22 and 21 growers averaging $25.29 and $31.02 per acre, re-
spectively.
3/ Reported by 14 and 7 growers averaging $4.44 and $7.35 per acre, respect-
ively.
4/ Reported by 13 and 10 growers averaging $9.36 and $13.41 per acre, re-
spectively.
5/ Reported by 27 growers averaging $8.55 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.
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Preliminary Not for Publication
T tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the vianatee-Ruskin Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1i47-48.


Item


: Staked : Unstaked
: 196-i.7 : 1947-4` : 1946-47 :1947-48


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

Growing costs:


Land rent. . . .
Seed . . . . .
Fertilizer . . . .
Side dressing and lime .
Spray and dust . . .
Airplane application .
Cultural labor . . .
Machine hire . . .
Mule feed. . . . .
Gas, oil and grease. .
Repair and maintenance ,
Depreciation . . .


Taxes, licenses and insurance.
Interest on production capital
(6% 5 mos.). . . . .
Interest on capital invested
(other than lm d). . . .
Miscellaneous expense. . .


Total growing cost . . . .
Harvesting costs:


Picking labor. . .
Grade and pack labor. .
Containers . . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission . . . .
Total harvesting cost. .

Total croo cost. . . .
Crop sales . . . .
Net return . . . .


: 11
: 490.0
: 45).3
: 266.4
: 160.8


S. :$ 31.14 :$
S. 11.44 :
S. 97.84 :
. : .321/:
S. 33.75 ,
. . : 1.$652/:
S. 271.48 :

6.g91/:
. . : 16.49 :
. .. 15.54 :
S. 21.30 :
. . : 3.52 :
::
. . : 12.68
:*
S. 2.66 :
. . : 6.565/:

. .. :$5)4.04 :0 4


S. :$58.61 .
S. : 78.88Z/:
12.7.:
34.34 :


: 12
: 14L7.0
: 120.6
: 463.8
: 280.2


Average pe
30.62 :-


12.90 :
97.17

56.57

197.4o0
8. 153/
6.: l/:
23.96
18.39 :
23.72
,.5 :4


: 9
: 83.0
: 9.2
S241.7
: 145.9


S9
: 58.5
: 6.5
:232.9
: 110.6


er acre
$ 25.23 :- 19.44
8.94 : 9.77
53.05 : 60.59
8.36
46.22 : 38.21

17 :.78 114.44.
1 5.63/ 6.12
9.2l /: 10.89
13.41 : 11.22
1.76 : 15.67
16.67 : 14.46
2.74 : 1.84


11.54 : 8.57


V/


7.21


2.96 2.08 1.81
4.0 3/: .561/:

499.70 :$ 370.19 :311.67


107.32
183.88
140.98
31.82
38.71


. . .. :$269.10 :$ 502.71


:$813.14 :1002.41
:;932.47 :41282.03
:119.33 :4 279.62


:$ 53.82,:$ 46.83
: 20.386:
17.15,/:
10.88 5.77
S10.33 : 7.03
::112.52 :. 59.63

:,W82.71 :$371.30
:$709.69 :$50$.39
:$226.98 :,134.09


Reported by 7 growers averaging $8.3> per acre.
Reported by $ growers averaging ,3.42 per acre.
Reported by 3, 8, 2, and 5 growers averaging $21.44, $12.22, $7.00, and
$11.02 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 9, 10, and 8 growers averaging ;8.44, $7.72 and $10.36 per acre,
respectively
Reported by h, 5, and 3 growers averaging $18.04, $11.61, and "1.67 per
acre, respectively.
Reported by 9 and 2 growers averaging $103.31 and 'w91.51 per acre, re-
spectively.
Reported by 9 and 2 growers averaging $96.41 and $77.18 per acre, respectively.
Reported by 10 growers averaging $14.02 per acre.


Source: Grower records and estimates.


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r
r
r




r


f I I







Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Tomatoes

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

Item : 1947-8


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


8
45.0
5.6
59.8


Growing costs:


Land rent . . .
Seed . . . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . .
Side dressing . . . .
Dust . . . . . .
Cultural labor . . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance. . .
Depreciation . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance


* .



. . .


Interest on production capital (6%
Interest on capital invested (other

Total growing cost. . . .

Harvesting costs:


- 5 mos.).


than land).


Picking labor . ..
Grade and pack labor. .
Containers. . . .
Hauling . . . .
Commission. . . .


Total harvesting cost . . . .


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


Average per acre

: $ 4.12
: 4.29
: 24.95
: 4.65-/
: 821/
: 23.43
S1.383/
: 2.82
: 5.08
: 3.50
: 3.70
1.0
2.00
: .46

: 4 86.24



: 14.03

9.106/
3.38
: 5.0o1/

: $ 31.96

: $ 118.20
: $ 174.66
: $ 56.46


1/ Reported by 6 growers averaging Q6.20 per acre.
SReported by 7 growers averaging ?5.51 per acre.
3/ Reported by 1 grower at 11.00 per acre.
Reported by 3 growers averaging ,7.53 per acre.
Reported by 2 growers averaging %l.65 per acre.
SReported by 4 growers averaging $18.20 oer acre.
SReported by 7 growers averaging $5.76 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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. . . . . . .
. . e o . e . .
. o o. . e .
. o o o .


. . . . . . .
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . .
m @ @ i
.
@ . @ . @ .







Preliminary -- Not for Publication

Tomatoes
Per Acre Costs and Returns in the Sumter County Area,
Season 1947-48.
i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ii iiJJ- .


Item


1947-18


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


. . 0 0 0 0 .*
. I @ @ @ ' @
. ... . "
. . . .
r..m"


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. . . . . . . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance . . . . .
Interest on production capital (6! 5 ;s). .
Interest on capital invested (other lhub land). .
Miscellaneous expense . . . .

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

Harvesting costs:3-

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

Total harvesting cost . . .. . . . .

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


9
11.0
1.2
177.0

Average per acre

$ 22.50
lo. 44
43.31
13.94
92.22
3.89/
20.05
17.39
15.66
34.86
2.83
6.42
4.36
9.632/

$ 302.0



$ 68.17
21.47
8.834

$ 98.43

S1o00.98
$ 561.16
6 160.18


1/ Reported by 7 growers averaging 85.00 per acre.
2/ Reported by 3 growers averaging $28.38 per acre.
_/ Sold in field box; container and grading co:;ts paid


by buyer.


Source: Grower estimates.


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- -- -







Preliminary -- Not for Publication
Tomatoes

Per Acre Costs and Returns in the .auchula Area,
Seasons 1946-47 and 1947-)8.
Item : 196-l47 : 1947-78


Number of growers . . ..
Number of acres . . . . .
Average acres per grower ...
Average yield per acre (bushels).
Gr'oing oosts :


Lanu rent . . . . .
Seed . . . .
Fertilizer. . . . . .
Land sweetener. . . . .
Spray and dust. . . . .
Cultural labor. . . . .
Machine hire. . . . .
Mule feed . . . . .
Gas, oil and grease . .
Repair and maintenance. .
Depreciation. . . . .
Taxes, licenses and insurance


4 4 * *
* . 4
* . 4 * *
* 0 S *


. . 4
* 4 4 *
. .


4 4
. . 4 .
4 ~ ~ ~ .


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

Total growing cost. . . . . ..


12
37.0
3.1
65.0


20
58.2
2.9
161.0


Average pet atre

$ 10.o : $ 9.68
11.00 : 7.78
48.-1 : 57.71
12.001/ 5.01
20.122/: 37.27
80.21 84.19
6.50 /: 7.613/
11.10 : 12.72/
6.81 : 8.49/
6.7 : 7.24
7.27 : 9.75
1.55 : 3.382
5.36 : 6.03
.91 : 1.22
: .06/

$ 228.02 : $ 258.14


Harvesting costs:/ :

Picking and packing labor . . . . . . : 23.11 : $ 8146
Hauling ... . . . . . . : .37 19.81,
Commission. . . . . . . . . .. : 2.60 : 6.46

Total harvesting cost . . . . . . : 30.08 : $ 107.73

Total crop cost . . . . . . . . .. : $ 258.10 : $ 365.87
Crop sales. . . . . . . . . . : $ 2 .50 : 643.06
Net return. . . . . . . . . -13.60 : 282.19

1/ Reported by 10 and 8 growers averaging 01.-10 and 012,52 pe- acre, re-
spectively.
2/ Reported by 10 growers averaging $24.12 p3r acre.
_/ Reported by 10 growers and 14 growers averaging $7.80 and ,10.87 per acre,
spectively,
SReported by 19 growers avera ing %13.39 per acre.
SReported by 19 growers averaging 08.94 per acre.
Reported by 19 growers averaging ,3.56 per acre.
7/ Reported by 1 grower at 1.12 per acre.
I/ Sold in field boxes, therefore no container charge.
i/ Reported by 19 growers averaging $20.85 per acre.


Source: Grower estimates.


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