Teff Grass (w/NitroCoat Organic)

Teff is a warm season annual grass that offers high quality and palatability. Teff is coated and pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed coating and inoculation for improved establishment and growth. Coatings are beneficial for better seed coat protection and easier plantability. Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes. Legumes have the ability to form a Symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship with soil bacteria (Rhizobia). This bacteria can Fix (take) nitrogen from the air and make it available to the plant. The amount of nitrogen fixed can meet the needs of the plant and leave a nitrogen credit for following crops.

Very few disease and pest problems have occurred with Tiffany and in most locations Teff Grass can be grown without use of fungicides or pesticides. **Keep in mind that Teff seed is a very small seed. Teff Grass is coated with NitroCoat Organic, a coating that is on the OMRI list that ensures moisture absorption and better initial emergence. Teff Grass can be used as a green manure crop, a cover crop for erosion control, late season emergency crop and can be interseeded into thin stands of alfalfa. Teff Grass is also suitable for double cropping! When interseeded into alfalfa, Teff Grass not only adds higher yields quantities, but high quality to the forage. Teff Grass is fine stemmed and is ideal for hay rotations. Teff Grass’ nutritive value is comparable to Timothy, but with higher quality and palatability. Teff Grass is an excellent component in horse and other livestock hay.

Establishment

Plant Tiffany Teff at 1/8″ to 1/4″ depth—no deeper!!
Tiffany requires a frost free growing season and will not tolerate freezing/frost/ice-sheeting, so plant after all chance of frost is gone.

Management

Adequate moisture is ideal for the crops fast germination, which occurs the first week in warm conditions.

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