Xandra is a Leafy hybrid: do not plant at populations higher than 28,000, especially in 30” rows. Works in all kinds of tillage systems and rotations; she is especially strong in corn on corn rotations. Plants are big and healthy, though Xandra has some susceptibility to Northern Corn Leaf Blight. If NCLB symptoms appear, consider a foliar fungicide application. Flowers on time for maturity. Standability is good. Maintains health for a longer chopping window. Xandra is a high tonnage-producer with good feed quality. This hybrid has produces 33 ton/ac under irrigation in ND. Great natural insect tolerance.
Pairs well with silage-specific Zelda (Silage 95). Good dual-purpose pairings are Vanessa (RM 103), Dutchess (RM 108), and Jolene (RM 113) for the flex acres.