Eragrostis tef
High quality and yields in summer months

Teff Grass - Teff

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Height Range: 12 - 24 inches
Seeding Rate: Drilled: 8-10 Lbs. / Ac
Seeds Per Pound: 1300000

Teff is a warm-season annual grass from Africa that is gaining popularity in the U.S. as a summer hay or grazing alternative. It produces high quality, high yielding forage in summer months when cool-season grasses lose productivity. With nutritive values comparative to Timothy, Teff can yield 4-8 tons/Acre depending on the length of the growing season. It should be planted in spring after risk of frost when soil temps reach 60 degrees. Planting depth should be no deeper than 1/8-1/4 in. into a firm seedbed. 50-70 total Lbs. of Nitrogen should be applied per year split applied after each cutting for good production by later cuttings. Its primary uses include high-quality hay for horses and livestock, green manure, and cover crop. Varieties available: SPR BRAND, COATED SEED

Photo courtesy of: Rich Leep, Michigan State University