TableĀ 2

Non-labour input costs for leaf production/per acre in 2013/2014 season by type of farmer and labour hours and labour cost

IndependentContract
InputTotal cost (US$)/acreTotal cost (US$)/acre
Seed8.79.2
Watering cans11.27.8
Herbicides1.42.1
Pesticides5.715.4
Hoes15.512.7
Fertiliser149.8211.5
Other costs63.967.7
Total input cost256.2326.4
Cost of household labour (US$)/acre Cost of household labour (US$)/acre
Nursery preparation7.04.9
Nursery Sowing0.90.7
Nursery fertiliser application0.90.6
Watering of nursery63.544.5
Nursery chemical application0.40.5
Land preparation36.931.6
Planting7.65.9
Chemical application 11.42.9
Fertiliser application 13.63.4
Weeding19.215.6
Drying shed preparation5.34.6
Fertiliser application 24.84.8
Banding18.515.8
Chemical application 21.13.9
Harvesting102.493.3
Drying94.578.8
Grading35.041.9
Baling/packaging4.85.8
Total labour cost407.5359.5