The persevering teff
  • Palatable
  • Fast growing
  • Combines high yield with high quality
  • Summer Production
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Wide Adaptation
  • Harvest Versatility
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Have Moxie
Moxie is a coated blend of warm season annual teff grasses. Moxie can be harvested multiple times during the summer growing season as dry hay or silage. After the first cutting, it can also be used for pasture within a good rotation. Moxie’s fast growth allows for excellent forage quality and high yield during a relatively short growing season. This makes it a great option for livestock and hay producers. Moxie also is an excellent cover crop and is drought tolerant.

Teff 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.

How to use and apply teff
Plant teff in late spring when frost chances are past and soil temperatures are 16℃ and rising. Seed into a firm seed bed with a seeding depth of no deeper than one quarter inch. Depending upon geographic location, the first crop is usually 45-55 days after planting and subsequent cuts can be expected in 28-35 day intervals. Cut before heading for best forage quality and leave a minimum of a 10 cm stubble.


Quantity Species
100% Teff grass
Sowing rate (seeding) 20 kg/ha
Sowing depth Max. 0.5 cm
Soil temperature Sowing temp. At least 16° C
Sowing rate (seeding) ..
Dry matter yield with grazing 2
Spring yield 1
Drought tolerant 5
Standability 3
Feed value 4
Suitable for cold and wet soils 1
Dry matter yield with cutting 3
Crown rust tolerence 5
Hardy 1
Palatability 4
Structure 4