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Eragrostis tef
Synonyms: E. abyssinica; Poa abyssinica

Common Name(s): Teff
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 65 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams, also black soils
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Drought resistant cereal grain crop of Ethiopia. Susceptible to frost. Health food.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - erosion control, Food - cereal
Tropical-wet and dry, subtropical, temperate, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northeastern tropical Africa
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