NOTE: Example provided for reference only. Estimates depend on your specific application and location.

Other Expenses**

Other Expenses include chemicals ($718), land rental ($150) and insurance ($90).

Marketing Expenses

Marketing Expenses are estimated at 8% of gross revenues; services include sale of all product, negotiation of best pricing, transportation in refrigerated trailers and A/R collections. Payment to grower made in 30 days or less.

Packaging Materials

Packaging Materials are supplied and debited against payment for product, so there’s no cash outlay; materials include clamshells with labels, flats, pallets and strapping.

Equipment

Equipment expenses include 38 total machine hours for Year 1 (planting year) and 25 total machine hours for each subsequent year.

Farm Management

Farm Management expenses are estimated at $1,500 ($15,000 for a 10-20 acre planting); oversight responsibilities include initial planting, all plant health issues, cane training and pruning, harvesting, maximizing yield and workforce management.

Labor Summary

General Labor and Harvesting Labor per acre break down:

Year 1 (Planting)

General Labor: 327 hrs.

Includes field prep; application of ground cover and irrigation; planting 650 plants; hand weeding; application of herbicides, pesticides, etc.; cane training and pruning; trellis rotation and winter cover application.

Year 2

General Labor: 276 hrs.

Includes hand weeding; application of herbicides, pesticides, etc.; cane training and pruning; trellis rotation and winter cover application.

Harvesting Labor: 270 hrs.

Year 3

General Labor: 276 hrs.

Includes hand weeding; application of herbicides, pesticides, etc.; cane training and pruning; trellis rotation and winter cover application.

Harvesting Labor: 341 hrs.

Year 4

General Labor: 276 hrs.

Harvesting Labor: 454 hrs.

Year 5

General Labor: 276 hrs.

Harvesting Labor: 511 hrs.

Year 6

General Labor: 276 hrs.

Harvesting Labor: 511 hrs.