Teff: Teff, (Eragrostis tef), annual cereal grass (family Poaceae), grown for its tiny nutritious seeds. Teff is native to Ethiopia and Eritrea, where it is a staple food. Eragrostis tef is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in flower from August to September, and the seeds ripen from September to. Comprehensive Description. The millet known as tef (Eragrostis tef) is a minor cereal crop on a global scale, but a major food grain in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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Eragrostis tef Tef PFAF Plant Database

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Eragrostis tef

Phenotypic Diversity in Tef Tef is highly diverse and variable in terms of morphological and agronomic characters. Tef is mainly grown on sandy loams, but it can grow on black, heavy clay soils black cotton soils eratrostis, provided they are well drained and have sufficient N.


Handbook of cereal science and technology. Morphology Tef is an annual, leafy, tufted grass that reaches a height of eragrostos at maturity. This, along with technical limitations in processing tef, long prevented its widespread adoption as a cereal grain beyond Ethiopia Baye, Production of teff is increasing by using improved varieties Tefera et al.

Yifru Teklu; Hailu Tefera, Plants can mature in 4 months from seed in eragrostos climates[], the crop is more problematic in Britain due to the cooler summers[K].

Quantitative responses of tef [ Eragrostis tef Zucc.

Neutral or slightly acidic soils are preferred Tefera et al. Its rapid growth outcompetes weeds. It must be regularly weeded. Farmers can still sow tef when their other crops are failing. Eragrostis tef Zuccagni Trotter. Role of dietary calcium and dairy products in modulating adiposity.

Tef can also be sown to provide forage after a wheat crop has been harvested Miller, Chemical composition of teff Eragrostis tef compared with that of wheat, barley and grain sorghum. Previous, reports indicated that tef seed contains a good balance of the essential amino acids, except lysine Jansen et al. You will receive a range of benefits including: Tef has a good amino acid composition, with lysine levels 3. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.


Uses Tef grain is a staple food in Ethiopia.

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The nutrient composition of teff grain indicates that it has high potential to be used in foods and beverages worldwide. National Academy Press; No scientific studies are available as of on the utilisation of tef grain for ruminants. Cereal grains and by-products. However, tef can adapt to growing conditions ranging from drought to waterlogging.

Eragrostis tef – Useful Tropical Plants

Teff Grass for Livestock. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. Characters with huge variability include: Teff grain is hull-less naked and comes in a range of colors from milky-white to almost dark brown.