Reprieve Teff is a warm-season annual grass featuring rapid seed germination and seedling development. It also is well adapted to dry climates making it perfect as a supplemental forage during periods when other forage supplies are diminished.
Teff is fine-stemmed and the plants remain green and leafy to the base. Grain color ranges from pale white to ivory white, very light tan to deep brown to reddish brown purple.
- Useful for the horse hay market - quality comparable to timothy
- Perfect as an emergency hay or pasture planted in midsummer
- Use as a rotation crop following alfalfa or cereal grains
- Seed Teff when temperatures range from 50 to 80 degrees F
- Teff is coated with limestone to increase weight in arial seeding and aid in attracting soil moisture
- Teff does not tolerate frost so planting should be delayed until the risk has passed.
- Teff emerges quickly in warm soils and is a fast growing crop
- Plant less than1/4 inch deep in a very firm seedbed
- Can be drilled or broadcast
- Seeding rate 6-8 pounds per acre
- Grows in a wide variety of climates and soil types
- Interest in Teff as a health food is growing due to low gluten content and high mineral content
- Teff seed can shatter if harvest is delayed
- Teff is relatively free of plant disease compared to other cereal crops. It is suitable and is used for double and relay cropping