Teff - Tiffany

Eragrostis Teff

  • Multiple harvests during the season
  • Excellent forage quality compared to other C4 grasses
  • A very palatable “soft” forage for livestock
  • No prussic acid concerns

    Tiffany Teff Grass is a fine stemmed annual grass that has large crowns and numerous tillers with a shallow, massive fibrous root system and a uniform plant height at harvest maturity.


    • Multiple harvests during the season
    • Excellent forage quality compared to other C4 grasses
    • A very palatable “soft” forage for livestock
    • No prussic acid concerns


    - Potential of 10 – 15 tons/ha seasonal dry hay yields
    - First crop in 45-55 days and 28-35 days between subsequent cuts
    - Multiple harvests during the season
    - A very palatable “soft” forage for livestock
    - No prussic acid concerns


    Teff grass is a summer annual forage crop for livestock and commercial hay producers who often need a fast growing, high yielding crop that’s easy to grow.

     

    Breeding Background
    Tiffany Teff Grass was one of the very best forage producers in a USA breeding program. Based on this criteria it was selected and trailed in SA with great success.

     

    Field Appearance
    Tiffany Teff Grass is a fine stemmed annual grass. It has large crowns and numerous tillers with a shallow, massive fibrous root system and a uniform plant height at harvest maturity.


    Special Features
    Seasonal yield can range from 5 - 15 tons of dry hay per hectare depending upon growing conditions and the number of seasonal cuttings. It’s a cost-effective crop that requires minimal pest or weed control.


    Management Keys
    Plant from late spring/early summer. Seed into a firm seed bed with a seeding depth of no deeper than 0.6cm. Cut before heading for best forage quality and leave a minimum of 10cm stubble.
    Teff Grass is a fast-growing, high-yielding crop with competitive forage quality, adapted to all across South Africa for dairy, beef or horses.

     

     

    The most widely grown teff variety in the U.S.

    Specifications
    Annual Summer Grass

    Cool-season grasses produce ample forage in the spring and fall, but high temperatures and short-term drought stress often limit growth during the summer months. Therefore, there is a need for additional grazing, hay or green-chop during midsummer