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Establishment and Production Costs of a New Citrus Grove

This spreadsheet provides a user-friendly way for evaluating an investment in new citrus plantings in Florida. The model provides estimates of profitability and return on investment by making assumptions about irrigation and machinery, production practices and their costs, yield per tree, and market prices. The spreadsheet also allows the user to develop customized estimates by modifying some of the variables of interest.