Corvallis Teff Grass

Corvallis teff grass is a warm-season annual grass with timothy-like forage quality.

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High Quality, Desirable Forage

Corvallis teff grass is very palatable, easy to digest and has excellent feed value. It is endophyte free and especially desirable by horses.  

Forage Quality

Greeneville, TN

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2016

VarietyCorvallisDessieQuick-N-BigRed River
SpeciesTeffgrassTeffgrassCrabgrassCrabgrass
Test Date7/24/20168/14/20167/24/20168/14/2016
Ash6.27.89.47.5
Ca0.60.60.80.5
DE2.22.22.22.1
DM88.291.589.191.2
DMI2.12.22.42
dNDF4837.334.43637.6
Fat2.12.72.72.3
IVTDMD4877.380.282.977.1
K1.81.82.21.6
Mg0.50.50.60.4
NDF58.45551.259.9
NEG0.50.50.50.5
NEL0.70.70.70.7
NEM0.80.80.80.8
NFC18.11719.814.7
P0.20.20.30.2
Protein17.119.518.917.5
RFQ121.7131.3142.2116.1
TDN72.974.174.671.3
WSC4.17.14.53.6

Maturity and Performance

Corvallis teff grass is med-late maturing and has very good forage performance and summer survivability.

It performs very well in both waterlogged soils and in droughty conditions. As a species, teff is said to be disease free.

University of Kentucky

Maturity Ratings

Lexington, KY

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Sown May 16, 2019

VarietyMaturity
 Aug 18Jun 27
Moxie52.5*1.14
Tiffany52.7*1.04
Corvallis53.0*1.13
Pharaoh53.0*1.29
CW060453.5*0.95
Velvet52.5*0.94
VAT1Brown51.51.22
SummerDelight53.0*0.98
Dessie54.0*0.81
HorseCandi52.5*0.59
LSD, 0.052.30.49

Maturity rating scale: 37=flag leaf emergence, 45=boot swollen, 50=beginning of inflorescence emergence, 58=complete emergence of inflorescence, 62=beginning of pollen shed.

*Not significantly different from the highest numerical value in the column, based on the 0.05 LSD.

Yield Data

Compared to other warm-season grasses, Corvallis teff grass has the ability to produce both high tonnage (4-8 tons/acre) and high quality forage (similar to timothy) throughout the summer months. It can be harvested multiple times and used as hay or silage. Teff hay can be a sought after commodity.

Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Yield Trial (Tons DM/A)

Lexington, KY

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Sown May 16, 2019

VarietyJul 16Aug 18Total
Moxie1.441.163.74*
Tiffany1.71.013.74*
Corvallis1.511.093.73*
Pharaoh1.111.073.47*
CW06041.570.953.47*
Velvet1.530.983.45*
VAT1Brown1.151.043.40*
SummerDelight1.210.93.09*
Dessie1.320.93.02*
HorseCandi1.430.922.94*
LSD, 0.050.520.30.82

*Not significantly different from the highest numerical value in the column, based on the 0.05 LSD.

Nitrogen application: 60 lb/A of actual nitrogen on May 15 and 30 lb/A of actual nitrogen on June 28 (Total of 90 lb of N/acre).

Tennessee

University of Tennessee

Yield Trial (Tons DM/A)

Greeneville, TN

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2016

VarietySpeciesJun 25Jul 24Aug 14Sep 2Total
CorvallisTeffgrass0.84*1.260.58*0.20*2.88*
Quick-N-BigCrabgrass0.351.62*0.23*0.20*2.44*
DessieTeffgrass0.54*1.150.46*0.14*2.28*
Red RiverCrabgrass0.321.29*0.43*0.25*2.27*
0.320.35ns1nsns

Planted May 11, 2016. Nitrogen application: 60 lb/acre at planting, 30 lb/acre after first harvest.

*Yielded statistically the same as the top‐yielding variety.

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We provide an array of seed enhancements, including bio stimulants, macro and micronutrients, water absorbents, fungicides, and colorants. These are available for all seed types and uses.

Coated teff seed

Planting Instructions

Teff needs to be planted no deeper than 1/4” on a firm bed with good seed-to-soil contact when soil temperatures rise above 65°F. Too early, too deep, too fluffy of soil - all can lead to establishment failure. Also, cutting it too short will reduce its ability to regrow.
 

Seeding Rate

Raw (Drilled)
4-6 lbs/ac
Raw (Broadcast)
5-7 lbs/ac
Coated (Drilled)
8-10 lbs/ac
Coated (Broadcast)
10-12 lbs/ac

Planting Dates

 When soil temperatures rise above 65°F.

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Planting Depth

1/4"