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Old 10-20-2013, 11:41 PM
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Charge rates for large acres being sprayed and fertilized

What are you guys charging for more than 1 acre of fert and broadleaf control. I do a few that are 1-9 acres. I am tracking all cost or amount of product used and time. I am thinking I am low. Just checking what you are all charging.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:11 AM
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They are two different things to me. One is granular, other is sprayed.

What kind of equipment are you using and what is this price you feel is low?
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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I run a PG machine. So I do granular and I spray at the same time. On large open areas I fertilzier only and I have a 15 ft boom pull 150 gallon pull behind sprayer. Fertilizer ranges from 13-13-13 all the way to 34-3-10. I think I use eg grow products and I use trimic for all broadleaf. Pg setting is usually between 12-20.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:55 PM
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Weed spraying is usually more profitable than fertilizing. Suppose you can charge 100 per acre for fert. Why wouldn't you charge an extra 100 per acre for weed control? (At a chemical cost of $9 per acre?) No extra labor is needed.
Charge for your time as skilled labor, (assuming you have a pesticide license). Same rate as your garage mechanic makes in your area.

Charge "machine time" so that you can both maintain and fuel it, and buy a new machine after 3 years.

Charge for each thousand sqft you cover--based on the number of sqft you covered last year divided by your overhead cost last year.
Add reasonable profit to compensate for your risk.
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