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Agricultural & Resource Economics
Arizona Crop Custom Rates

The rates below are meant to serve as a guide to assist in the preparation of projected costs. The actual custom rate in your area may be slightly higher or lower than the rate presented below. The numbers are averages derived from survey information provided by custom operators in Cochise, Pima, Pinal, Maricopa, La Paz, Mohave, and Yuma counties.
Custom Rates 2001–2002
Custom Rates 1998–1999

Custom Rates 2001–2002

Job Name

Per Hour

Job Name

Per Acre

 
Min
Max
 
Min
Max
Check Border $25.00 $35.00 Air/Insecticide, 3 gal Mix $4.00 $4.50
Make Borders $25.00 $35.00 Air/Insecticide, 5 gal Mix $4.50 $4.95
Laser Leveling $70.00 $95.00 Air/Insecticide, 7 gal Mix $5.00 $5.50
Work Ends $30.00 $40.00 Air/Defoliant 50 lbs < $4.50 $4.75
Spot Disk $30.00 $45.00 Air/Defoliant 100 lbs > $6.00 $6.50
Burn Ditches $27.00 $29.33 Broadcast Fertilizer $6.00 $12.00
Disk Ditches $25.00 $35.00 Ground Spray $7.00 $12.00
Knock Ditches $25.00 $35.00 Sidedress/inject $10.70 $13.50
Spray Ditches $35.00 $41.00 Lay By Spray $8.00 $22.00
Reseed $25.00 $35.00 Soil Fertility $3.00 $6.00
Spray Rig $25.00 $30.00 Field Scouting< $6.00 $10.00
Floating $35.00 $70.00 Plant Alfalfa $9.20 $12.00
Run Furrow & Furrow-out $25.00 $35.00 Cover Alfalfa Seed $6.00 $10.00
Pull up Debris $5.70 $6.50 Plant Cotton $9.75 $12.00
Irrigation Set-up $25.00 $30.00 Drill Grains $10.00 $12.00
Set Pipe $30.00 $33.00 Plow $20.00 $28.00
Set Planter $25.00 $35.00 Laser Plane $36.00 $50.00
Drag Scraper $27.00 $33.00 Landplane $11.13 $18.00
Burn Stubble $7.00 $7.61 Chisel/Ripper $15.00 $30.00
Blade Work $30.00 $35.00 Split Borders $4.33 $5.75
Scraper Work $20.00 $30.00 Stubble Disk/Cultipack $18.25 $30.00
Hand Labor $7.00 $7.61 Stubble Disk $13.25 $27.00
Bird Control $5.70 $6.50 Disk $10.00 $14.00
Gopher Control $5.70 $6.50 Disk/Cultipack $10.00 $16.00
Green Chop $20.00 $30.00 Disk Lister $6.50 $8.00
Dozer Work $55.0 $125.00 Listing $10.00 $15.00
Grader $50.00 $60.00 Mulching Disk $7.00 $10.00
Combining ±$165.00 Mulch $10.00 $23.00
      Cultivate $10.00 $14.00
      Cultipack $5.50 $6.20
      Floating $10.00 $15.00
      Harrow $6.50 $12.00
      Incorporator $9.00 $18.00
      Spike $7.75 $12.00
      Spring tooth $8.00 $10.00
      Cultivate Lilliston $6.00 $9.00
      Renovate $10.00 $12.00
      Shape Beds $9.50 $12.00
      Stalk Cutting $10.00 $15.00
      Bermuda Grass Cutting $12.00 $14.00
      Combining (Grains) $25.00 $38.00
      Rake $3.75 $8.00
      Swather $7.75 $13.00
      Baling (per Bale) $0.63 $0.70
      Roadsiding (Ton) $9.00 $12.00
      Cotton Picking (per lint lb) $0.07 $0.09
      2nd Picking $25.00 $75.00
      Module Building $9.00 $10.20
           
Custom Rates 1998–1999

Job Name

Per Hour

Job Name

Per Acre

Make Borders $30.00   Air/Insecticide, 3 gal Mix $4.23  
Laser Leveling $70.00   Air/Insecticide, 5 gal Mix $4.73  
Disk Ends $30.08   Air/Insecticide, 7 gal Mix $5.23  
Knock Ends $30.00   Air/Defoliant 50 lbs < $4.58  
Make Ends $30.00   Air/Defoliant 100 lbs > $6.33  
Spot Disk $30.00   Soil Fertility $3.00  
Burn Ditches $29.33   Field Scouting $6.00  
Disk Ditches $30.00   Plant Alfalfa $9.20  
Knock Ditches $30.00   Cover Alfalfa Seed $8.00  
Spray Ditches $36.67   Split Borders $4.33  
Reseed $30.00   Chisel/Ripper $18.88  
Spray Rig $25.00   Plant Cotton $9.75  
Floating $33.33   Cultipack $5.67  
Run Furrow & Furrow-out $30.00   Disk/Cultipack $10.83  
Pull up Debris $5.70   Cultivate $10.05  
Irrigation $6.62   Stalk Cutting $11.25  
Irrigation Set-up $25.00   Disk $10.10  
Set Pipe $30.00   Floating $14.25  
Set Planter $30.00   Mulching Disk $9.00  
Set Pumps $30.00   Stubble Disk $18.25  
Pump Water $6.77   Stubble Disk/Cultipack $13.25  
Drag Scraper $33.33   Drill Grains $10.40  
Back Pack Sprayer $6.77   Harrow $6.50  
Burn Stubble $6.77   Incorporator $9.33  
Cut Weeds $6.77   Landplane $11.13  
Hoe Weeds $6.77   Plant Lettuce $19.75  
Blade Work $30.00   Roll Lettuce $8.00  
Scraper Work $30.00   Cultivate Lilliston $7.00  
Shovel Work $6.77   Listing $11.00  
Hand Labor $6.77   Disk Lister $6.50  
Bird Control $5.70   Mulch $10.00  
Gopher Control $5.70   Plow $20.75  
Green Chop $25.00   Renovate $12.00  
      Sidedress/inject $10.70  
      Spike $7.75  
      Spring tooth $8.06  
      Module Building $9.32  
      Lay by Spray $10.96  
      Bermuda Grass Cutting $40.00  
      Laser Plane $40.50  
      Combining $37.50  
      Rake $7.33  
      Swather $8.56  
      Baling (per Bale) $0.66  
      Cotton Picking (per lint lb) $0.08  
      2nd Picking (acre) $25.00