Table 1: Estimated corn stover and cob yield by North Dakota climatic division (2005–2009 average).

RegionHarvested acresLand areaDensity Stover availability Cob availability
(Acre)(Acre)(%)(Ton/acre)(Ton)(Ton/acre)(Ton)

Northwest 13,538 5,852,864 0.23 0.44 5,917 0.22 3,019
North central 72,434 4,379,872 1.65 0.61 43,981 0.31 22,439
North east 190,637 5,451,379 3.50 0.75 143,355 0.38 73,140
West central 36,781 5,523,571 0.67 0.61 22,467 0.31 11,463
Central 206,691 4,531,546 4.56 0.79 163,703 0.40 83,522
East central 493,067 3,545,363 13.91 0.99 486,232 0.50 248,078
Southwest 29,792 5,114,694 0.58 0.33 9,964 0.17 5,083
South central 92,891 5,006,605 1.86 0.57 52,689 0.29 26,882
Southeast 684,987 4,738,701 14.46 1.03 704,635 0.52 359,508

State total 1,820,818 44,144,595 4.60* 0.68* 1,632,943 0.35* 833,134

Note: harvested acres are weighted by yield. represents state average.