Teff is a self-pollinated, warm season annual grass which can be harvested multiple times during the growing season as dry hay, silage or pasture. As a fast-growing crop, Teff combines excellent forage quality with high yield during a relatively short growing season. Over the last 10 years Teff has gained momentum as a forage crop and several new, improved types have been developed and commercialized.
- Resources & Downloads
- Fast Growing
- High Yield with High Quality
- Summer Production
- Drought Tolerance
- Wide Adaptation
- Harvest Versatility
Establishment & Management
Teff is a warm season annual grass that requires a frost free growing season. Soil temperatures should be at least 65 degrees F and warming. The recommended seeding rate for coated Teff is 8-10 lbs per acre. Seeding depth should be 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep into a very firm seed bed and good seed to soil contact is important. When planted at the right depth and temperatures, Teff usually emerges in 4 to 5 days.
Made with Yellow Enhanced Seed Coating
Yellow Jacket is Barenbrug’s proprietary seed coating. Yellow Jacket utilizes superabsorbent technology to produce a coating that can hold up to 600x its own weight in water.
Extensive research at the University of New Mexico, Ohio State University and Texas A&M Agrilife all show that Yellow Jacket seed coating will benefit your forage production when otherwise adverse conditions could leave you high and dry
Why Yellow Jacket Seed Coating?
- Improve establishment under adverse conditions
- Increase fungicide and pesticide effectiveness
- Environmentally friendly and biodegradable
- Better seed flow when planting
- Better use of available water
- Increased yield