Teff is an annual grass species adapted to a wide range of conditions. This tufted grass produces ample fine leaves and stems which makes it an ideal crop for hay production.
The fast emergence of seedlings provides protection to the soil and is often used for erosion control.
This grass is best adapted to areas where the annual rainfall is approximately 600 mm per annum, but can be cultivated in areas with an annual rainfall as low as 400 mm per annum.
4 – 8 t DM/ha/season
Depending on environmental conditions and management
High quality hay
Widely adapted to different growing conditions
Tolerance to salinity
Valuable in erosion control
Used as a "nurse crop" in establishment of perennials