teff summer love grass

Teff Summer Love Grass

Teff Summer Love Grass

Teff is mainly utilized for hay in pure stands or as an emergency hay crop. Other uses include grazing, silage, erosion control and green manure.

Management

In general, 50 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year at planting will be adequate for good forage production. Small amounts of nitrogen may be needed after each cutting, however too much nitrogen causes severe lodging. Soil testing is important since teff needs adequate phosphorous, potassium and sulfur for optimum growth. For optimum forage quality, teff should be harvested in the pre-boot to early boot stage, approximately 45 to 50 days after planting at a cutting height of 3 to 4 inches. Harvest regrowth in 30 to 45 days depending on environmental conditions.


  • Price: Call
  • Seeding Rate (lbs per acre): 8-12 (if coated) or  4-6 (raw)                                 
  • Seeding Date:  Spring
  • Seeds per Pound: 1.3 million or 650,000 when coated at 50%
  • Planting Depth: 1/8" - 1/4"