NC Cooperative Extension

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals at the N.C. Research Campus as part of the Plants for Human Health Institute. Providing expertise in farm business management, communications and marketing, and fresh produce safety, these Cooperative Extension staff serve as an outreach component to complement the research conducted at PHHI.

Vegetables

Enterprise budgets help you determine the potential cost and returns associated with a crop or livestock enterprise. Below you will find budgets for a large number of specialty enterprises. Some of the budgets are specific to North Carolina, but most are from other parts of the U.S. and Canada. If a budget does not fit your particular situation most can be updated or modified. We provide assistance to N.C. Cooperative Extension faculty to modify or update budgets to make them applicable to North Carolina circumstances. N.C. Cooperative Extension faculty should contact Blake Brown for more information.

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Vegetables

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Asparagus

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Asparagus (Fresh market, 8-10 yr stand) – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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B

Bean

Sample Costs to Produce Common Dry Beans – 2005 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Beans: Common Dry Varieties (Double cropped) – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Beans: Common Dry Varieties (Single cropped) – 2004 (Excel Worksheet)  (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Beets

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Beets – 1999 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Cost to Establish and Produce Sugar Beets – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sugar Beet Production Budget – 1999 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

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Black-eye Pea/Bean

Sample Costs to Produce Black-eye Beans (Single cropped) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Black-eye Beans (Double cropped) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Broccoli

Enterprise Budget Details (Fresh market) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Broccoli – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Fall Broccoli – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

ORGANIC Sample Costs to Produce Organic Broccoli – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Cost to Produce Fresh Market Broccoli (Fresh market) – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Broccoli – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Vegetable and Melon Enterprise Budgets – (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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C

Cabbage

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Fall Cabbage – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Cost to Establish and Produce Cabbage – 2004 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

Cabbage Production Budget (Processing) – 1999 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

ORGANIC Costs of Production for Cabbage – 1996 (PDF)
Source: Rutgers University

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Carrot

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Market Carrots – 2004 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Carrots for Processing – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Cauliflower

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Cauliflower – 2001 (PDF) (Central Arizona) (Southern Arizona) (Western Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Cost to Establish and Produce Cauliflower – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

ORGANIC Costs of Production for Cauliflower – 1996 (HTML)
Source: Rutgers University

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Red Chili – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Green Chili – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Production Practices and Sample Costs to Produce Chili Peppers – 1996 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Chinese Long Bean

Sample Costs to Produce Chinese Long Bean – 2005 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Collard

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

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Cucumber

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Estimated Costs and Returns: Fall Cucumbers for Pickles – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

Pickling Cucumber Production Budget – 1999 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

ORGANIC Cost of Production for Cucumber – 1996 (PDF)
Source: Rutgers University

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E

Eggplant

Production Practices and Sample Costs to Produce Eggplant – 1997 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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G

Garlic

Income and Cash Operating Summary – 1999 (PDF) (Central Arizona) (Southeastern Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

ORGANIC Garlic Enterprise Budget – 1992 (PDF)
Source: British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

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Greens

Estimated Costs and Returns: Greens, Spring – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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L

Lettuce

Leaf Lettuce Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Leaf Lettuce Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Fall Leaf Lettuce – 2001 (PDF) (Central Arizona) (Western Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Fall Iceberg Lettuce – 2001 (PDF) (Central Arizona) (Southern Arizona) (Western Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Spring Iceberg Lettuce – 2001 (PDF) (Southern Arizona) (Western Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Romaine Lettuce – 2001 (Western Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Leaf Lettuce – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Iceberg Lettuce – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Loose-Leaf Lettuce Production: Sample Cost and Profitability Analysis – 1999 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Hydroponic Lettuce Budget Analysis Interactive Worksheet – 2003 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: Ohio State University

ORGANIC Costs of Production for Leaf lettuce – 1996 (HTML)
Source: Rutgers University

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Lima/Butter Bean

Sample Costs to Produce Baby Lima Beans – 2004 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Large Lima Beans – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Lima Beans for Fresh market – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

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O

Okra

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Production Practices and Sample Costs to Produce Okra – 1996 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Okra for Fresh market – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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Onion

Green Onion Budget Table – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Dry Onion – 2001 (PDF) (Central Arizona) (Southern Arizona) (Western Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Market Onions – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Onions for Dehydration – 2003(PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Green Onion Enterprise Budget – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

ORGANIC Costs of Production for Yellow Onions – 1996 (PDF)
Source: Rutgers University

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P

Pepper

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Worksheet (Plasticulture) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details (Plasticulture) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Bell Pepper Production: Sample Costs and Profitability Analysis – 1999 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

ORGANIC Cost of Production for Bell Peppers – 1996 (HTML)
Source: Rutgers University

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Red Chili – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Green Chili – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Production Practices and Sample Costs to Produce Chili Peppers – 1996 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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Pole Bean

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

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Popcorn

Popcorn Production Budget – 1999 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

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Potato

Early Red Potatoes Budget Table – 2001 (PDF) (Central Arizona) (Southern Arizona)
Source: University of Arizona

Fresh Market Potato Production Costs – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin Budget Table (Central Arizona) – 1996 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Pumpkin Budget Table (Southern Arizona) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

Commercial Pumpkins Budget Worksheet – 1999 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Costs of Production for Pumpkins Per Acre (Organic) – 1996 (HTML)
Source: Rutgers University

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R

Rapini

Rapini Budget Table (Central Arizona) – 1995 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

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S

Snap Bean

Enterprise Budget Worksheet (Fresh market, Hand harvest) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details (Fresh market, Hand harvest) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Worksheet (Fresh market, Machine harvest) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details (Fresh market, Machine harvest) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Worksheet (Processing) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details (Processing) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Estimated Costs and Returns for Snap Beans (Fresh market, Machine harvest) – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

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Southern Pea

Estimated Costs and Returns for Southern Peas (Fresh market, Machine harvest) – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

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Spinach

Spinach Budget Table (Central Arizona) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

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Squash

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Squash Budget Table (Central Arizona) – 1999 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Squash Budget Table (Southern Arizona) – 1998 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Costs to Produce Summer Squash – 2005 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Estimated Costs and Returns for Yellow Squash (Fresh market, Irrigated) – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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Sweet Corn

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Spring Sweet Corn Budget Table (Central Arizona) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Sweet Corn Budget Table (Southern Arizona) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Cost to Establish and Produce Sweet Corn – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

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Sweet Potato

Enterprise Budget Worksheet – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Estimated Costs and Returns for Sweet Potatoes (Fresh market, Irrigated) – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

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T

Tomato

Enterprise Budget Worksheet (Eastern N.C.) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details (Eastern N.C.) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget (Mountains N.C.) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Enterprise Budget Details (Mountains N.C.) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Sample Costs to Produce Cherry Tomatoes (Small farm) – 2005 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Processing Tomatoes – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Processing Tomatoes (Transplanted) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Processing Tomatoes (Transplanted) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Processing Tomatoes (Double-row seeded) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Tomatoes (Furrow irrigated) – 2000 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Current Cost and Return Studies (HTML)
Source: University of California, Davis

Estimated Costs and Returns for Tomatoes (On plastic, Drip irrigation) – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

Commercial Vegetable Production Budget Updates – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

Interactive Hydroponic Tomato Model (HTML)
Source: Ohio State University

Processing Tomato Production Budget (Machine harvest) – 1999 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Costs of Production for Fresh Market Tomato (Organic) – 1996 (HTML)
Source: Rutgers University

Costs of Production for Processing Tomato (Organic) – 1996 (HTML)
Source: Rutgers University

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Turnip

Spring Turnips Budget Table – 1999 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

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