Evaluating TEFF Grass (Eragrostis teff) as a Value-Added Annual Crop for Hay and Forage to Mitigate Drought Impacts in Northwestern Nebraska.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
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  • Agronomic: grass (misc. annual)


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, grazing management
  • Crop Production: rotational cropping
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    A producer implemented evaluation of using annual crops of Eragrostis teff to provide hay, grazing forage, and ground cover in an effort to stabilize herd depopulation and productivity losses generated by six consecutive years of drought in the northern Panhandle region of Nebraska. Producer will plant dryland plot to evaluate production, suitability and value of the species.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.