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Dessie’s Summer Lovegrass (aka: Forage Teff)

Dessie’s Summer Lovegrass is a cost-effective option for soft grass hay, pasture, or summer cover crop. Quick to establish, Dessie’s (Teff) can produce up to 3 tons of soft-leafed dry hay in 6 weeks!

Download FSM Technical Bulletin: FSMDessiesTeff

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Agronomic & Performance Characteristics:

  • Quick Establishment
  • Very soft-leafed
  • Quality Hay or pasture
  • Up to 3 tons dry hay in 6 weeks!

Dessie’s (Teff) is not coated, which often results in quicker, more uniform establishment, especially under dry conditions.

Dessie’s Summer Lovegrass (Teff) is non-GMO and untreated, however, always confirm acceptability for organic production with your certifying organization.

Additional information

Variety Development:


Seeding Rate:


Dessie’s Summer Lovegrass (Teff) should be inoculated with Myco-Seed Treat to enhance seedling establishment at a rate of 4oz per 100#.
Use an Agri-Energy Pasture Fertility Program to supply balanced nutrition throughout the growing season, including, adequate calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.