Natural uncoated teff seed

A Product of AgWorld, LLC

Planting teff seed

  • For optimum quality and protein, swath and bale just as grain head starts to form, approximately 40 days.​​
  • Cutting height approximately 4 inches to allow for regrowth 
  • Harvest regrowth again in another 40 days depending on location and environmental conditions

Harvesting the hay

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Want to have an excellent source of forage for your livestock this year?  
Try teff!  

It is an annual grass that works excellent in pastures or wheat fields.  It can be broadcast or planted through a drill.

With protein levels between 12 and 15, total digestible nutrients of 59, and yields of 3 to 5 tons per acre you won't find a better source of forage! ​

Quick-E Teff grass is a varietal name for a strain of brown seeded teff grass (Eragrostis tef), developed by SS Farms, Hydro, Oklahoma, using germplasm brought from Ethiopia over thirty years ago.

Planting tips from the expert:

  • Plant after fear of last frost is gone
  • Prepare a very FIRM seed bed
  • Use a small seed drill OR an air seeder 
  • Seeding Rate: 4 - 8 lbs. per acre
  • Seeding depth 1/8 to 1/4 inch


  • QUICK seed germination
  • ​QUICK to establish cover
  • Fast growth with early maturity
  • QUICK curing hay with small leafy stems
  • ​Palatable and nutritious to livestock
  • Adapted to a wide range of soils and fertility
  • Can be inter-planted with legumes
  • Wide range of Ph tolerance
  • Hay stores well in bales
  • ​Double cropped behind small grains easily
  • Wide range of planting dates
  • Catch crop with extended planting dates
  • QUICK nurse crop for permanent grasses
  • Great for wildlife mixes
  • Natural, uncoated seed
  • Serves well in erosion control efforts
  • Low escape/carryover potential
  • Fills the niche in summer/fall grazing