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From Africa

Beverly Peterson
for Tri-State Livestock News
Teff grass seed is consumed in Ethiopia, but the plant is being used as a forage crop only in the United States. Courtesy photo

Dr. Miller shares some tips:

* Soil temperature is the second most important factor for proper germination.

* This crop can not tolerate frost.

* Soil temperatures should be no less than 65 degrees for seeding. (althought it has been reported to have survived 28 degree nights)

* Early rain fall is the most important factor for tonnage results.

* Seed depth placement should be no more than a half inch.