Moxie Teff Grass is a self-pollinated, warm season annual grass which can be harvested multiple times during the growing season as dry hay, silage or pasture. As a fast growing crop, Teff combines excellent forage quality with high yield during a relatively short growing season. Over the last 10 years, Teff has gained momentum as a forage crop and several new, improved types have been developed and commercialized. Moxie Teff Grass combines the best genetics with Barenbrug’s Yellow Jacket Enhanced Seed Coating.
Seeding rates: Seed 10-12 lbs/acre alone, 6-8 lbs/acre when inter-seeding into a thinning alfalfa stand.
Approx. seeds/lb.: 1,250,000
Seeding depth: Seed 1/8” deep into a very firm, moist seedbed. Good seed-to-soil contact is important.
Ave. Emergence time: 4-5 days
Preferred soils: Well-drained soils with balanced fertility. Fields should be free of perennial weeds and any herbicide carryover. Soils temperatures should be at least 65° F and warming.
Management suggestions: Use 60 lbs N/acre at planting. First harvest is usually around 40 days. Leave at least a 3″ stubble and we use a tedder to spread the teff out to promote drying as teff grass lays very flat in a swath. We apply 45 units of Nitrogen after first and second cutting. Harvest regrowth every 30-35 days. Potential to produce 1.5 to 2.5 tons per acre with each cutting.