Growing Carrots, Part 3 Cost and Return Analysis

Cost and Return Analysis per Hectare (2006 Data)

Variable Cost

a. Labor (P220/man-day [MD])

  • Clearing (20MD) – 4,400
  • Bed preparation (20MD) – 4,400
  • Manure application (1 5 MD) – 3,300
  • Planting (25 MD) – 5,500
  • Sidedressing/hilling up (30 MD) – 6,600
  • Spraying (10 MD) – 2,200
  • Weeding/hilling up (30 MD) – 6,600
  • Irrigation (10 MD) – 2,200
  • Harvesting (50 MD) – 11,000
  • Miscellaneous (e.g., hauling, repairs, etc.) (10 MD) – 2,200
  • Subtotal – 48,400

b. Materials

  • Seeds (5-10 kg) – 10,500
  • Manure (100 sacks) – 8,000
  • Fertilizer:
    • 14-14-14 (6 bags) – 4,500
    • 46-0-0 (2 bags) – 1,942
    • 0-0-60 (3 bags) – 2,559
    • Foliar (4 boxes) – 480
    • Insecticides – 3,200
    • Fungicides – 6,320
  • Fuel and oil – 4,000
  • Packaging materials – 3,000
  • Miscellaneous (e.g., pail, gloves, etc.) – 1,000
  • Subtotal – 45,501
  • Interest on Production Loans at 21% p.a. – 10,500
  • Total (Variable Costs) – 104,401

Fixed Cost

  • Land rental – 10,000
  • Depreciation
    • Knap sack sprayer (1 unit) – 500
    • Scythe (5 pes) – 83
    • Hoe (5 pes) – 417
    • Shovel (3 pes) – 320
    • Plastic drum (2 pes) – 533
  • Total (Fixed Costs) – 11,853

Total Costs – 116,254

Gross Income

  • Regular season (at PI 0/kg with 30 t/ha yield) – 300,000
  • Offseason (at P20/kg with 1 5 t/ha yield) – 300,000

Net Income

  • Regular season – 183,746
  • Offseason – 183,746

For more information on plant and planting materials, contact:

Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCCARD), Los Banos, Laguna
Phone: (049) 536-0015 to 20
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.pcarrd.dost.gov.ph

Baguio National Crop Research Development Center
Guisad Valley, Baguio City

source: PCCARD, BAS, FNRI-DOST, photo from www.freedigitalphotos.net

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