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TEFF Eragnostic teff. Introduction. Dr. Garry Lacefield Extension Forage Specialist University of Kentucky. TEFF Eragnostic teff. Native of Ethiopia. TEFF. Warm Season Annual. TEFF. Small Seed – 1.3 mil/lb . TEFF. Primary use(s): - sourdough bread – Injera - porridge

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TEFF

Eragnosticteff

Introduction

Dr. Garry Lacefield

Extension Forage Specialist

University of Kentucky


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TEFF

Eragnosticteff

Native of Ethiopia


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TEFF

Warm SeasonAnnual


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Small Seed – 1.3 mil/lb.


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Primary use(s):

- sourdough bread – Injera

- porridge

- ingredient of home-brewed

alcoholic drink


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Primarily grown in Africa, India, Australia and South America


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TEFF

Experience in U.S. :

- Oregon – 2003

- Kentucky – 2004


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Uses:

- Emergency hay or silage (pasture?)- Green manure

- Rotation

- Summer annual cover

- Cash hay


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Diseases


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Insects


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Weeds


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Varieties:

* Tiffany* Excaliber

* Dessie* Corvallis

* Pharaoh* Others


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Seeding Rate:

- 4-6 lbs/ac Raw

- 8-10 lbs/ac Coated


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Seeding Depth:

- ⅛ - ¼ in.

- not over ½ in.


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Seeding Date:

- After threat of frost

- Soil temperature reaches

55-60°F


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Seed Cost -

- $3.50 - $4.00/lb


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Fertilizer:

- Soil test & add P & K

(orchardgrass)

- Nitrogen 0-30 lbs/A at

seeding

30-40 lbs/Ac following 1st

and 2nd cut


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Harvest:

- Late vegetative – very early

head

- 40-45 days between cuts

- 3-4 harvests per season


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  • Yield:

  • - 2.5 – 6+ T/A


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Quality:

- varies with stand density

and age

- crude protein 12-16%


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  • Pasture with caution:

    • shallow – fine root cattle can

    • pull plants out of the

    • ground when grazing.

  • - some have grazed successfully

  • - last harvest


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    TEFF

    Lodging

    - can can be a major problem

    when harvest is delayed


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    Lodging can be a problem with Teff.


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    SUMMARY


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