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EXCALIBUR TEFF GRASS

#2483 | ERAGROSTIS TEF

EXCALIBUR BROCHURE

Summary

Excalibur makes the ideal hay for horses with excellent palatability, digestibility and a mineral content high in calcium and iron. Excalibur is widely adapted throughout the United States and will tolerate drought conditions as well as wet soils. Excalibur is a low input crop that has very few disease or pest problems and does not require high amounts of fertilizer for optimum production.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 10 - South Florida, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
24" - 36"
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Annual
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Summer - Mid-Spring
Plant Depth
0" - 0.25"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
65° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seed Treatment
Coated
Seeds Per Pound
1,300,000
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
ERAGROSTIS
Species
ERAGROSTIS TEF

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 8-10 COATED LBS PER ACRE

AVAILABLE SIZES:

How to Use & Apply

Plant in late spring when frost changes in past. 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 4 inch stubble.

Applications

Forage & Grazing

Pasture & Range

Cover Crop

Growth Guide & Gallery

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