The “Speedster” – An Offensive All-Star
Hilliard is another strong addition to the C&M Soft Red lineup. This variety is short but sure packs a punch. It has very fast emergence and above industry standard tolerance to all current leaf diseases. Hilliard’s racehorse characteristics make it a great candidate for intensive management; it will respond! It has a light green complexion and tillers well in the fall.
Hilliard appears to fit well across the province. At this point, Hilliard performs well across multiple soil types. However, like any racehorse variety, place on productive soils with good background fertility for optimal performance. Its short stature and standability allow it to handle higher nitrogen and sulpher rates.