Tiffany

Teff (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
    Sowing rate (dryland)
    8 - 12 kg/ha
    Sowing rate (irrigation)
    20 - 25 kg/ha
    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