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  1. Weed and Pest Management
    I have about three acres of land that's come available to me that I want to grow in produce next year. It is covered in dock and foxtail right now. I will need to plow the ground, as it is rough, and was thinking about planting it in Teff this summer for weed suppression followed by rye in the...
  2. Alfalfa/Hay
    We are looking for a good variety of teff suitable for growing for flour. So far the seed that come through the system has had pour germination 55% or less. Any information on harvesting would be greatly appreciated. There is a variety of teff here called lovegrass and in my state its...
  3. Alfalfa/Hay
    So there have been several different people on here who have tried Teff and I guess it's now my turn. I'll try to remember to update this thread as I go along this summer so the next person who wants to give Teff a try won't have to search around as much. Anyway, I have a 5 acre field that is...
  4. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hey guys, Has anyone had any luck broadcasting Teff seed with a 3pt spinner spreader? I have about 15 acres in cereal rye I plan on cutting for straw (hopefully) and I was planning on working the land with a disc to bury the residue/stubble then cultipack it till its firm. Then I was going to...
  5. Weed and Pest Management
    I am going to plant about 20 acres of Teff Grass spring 2015 on land that has been idle for about 10 years, I plan to disc to till the soil to get it into shape, my questions is after it has been tilled I am sure I will get a big initial weed flush, would it be safe to spray with roundup to burn...
  6. Alfalfa/Hay
    So the t word came up in another active topic today so I thought I would give this a shot. My experience with teff is one season so I am out of the closet on that one. Here has been my experience. Teff is expensive to grow if you use conventional tillage to establish it. However, if it is a...
  7. Alfalfa/Hay
    Made our second cutting of teff hay on July 18. Planted on May 15 so we are getting a cutting every 30 days. Yield was 240 bales @45# off about 6.5 acres. Made in 28 hours, cut at 10 AM, baled at 2 PM the next day, tedded 3 times. Moisture ran 12-15%. Nothing like 98 degrees and a north...
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