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This report presents cost estimates of precision grading sugarcane fields for which the sugarcane producer purchases the laser-leveling and dirt-moving equipment and performs the work with farm labor. Both variable and fixed costs associated with precision grading are estimated on a per hour of operation basis as well as costs per acre and per cubic yard of dirt moved.
Salassi, M. E., "Costs of Precision Grading Sugarcane Fields to Increase Production(Research Report#109)" (2000). LSU AgCenter Research Reports. 13.