Switchgrass
 
 
 
Switchgrass Rotational Analysis
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3-5 Year 6 &9 Year 7& 10 Year 8
Switchgrass
Corn
IP Soybeans
Spring Wheat
Expenses
$/acre
$/acre
Switchgrass seed @ 8-10lb/ac.
90.00
Planting
18.00
Herbicide
12.00
Application
9.50
Fertilizer 46-0-0
22.00
30.00
Application
8.50
8.50
Mowing
18.00
18.00
Bailing
65.00
130.00
Total Expenses
129.50
113.50
186.50
370.00
200.00
200.00
(based on OMAFRA Field Crop Budgets)
Returns
Price subject to markets
100.00
100.00
180.00
500.00
180.00
Yield (MT/ac)
3.25
5.50
4.00
1.20
1.20
Total Gross Returns
325.00
550.00
720.00
600.00
216.00
Total Net Revenue
-129.50
211.50
393.50
350.00
400.00
16.00

 

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