Bonus Teff Grass Seed - 1 Lb.
Bonus Teff Grass is a fine stemmed, warm-season, annual grass that produces multiple crops of high quality forage. Bonus is one of the best performing teff grasses across various university trials and can produce high quality forage in a short growing season. It can be used for all classes of livestock and produces excellent hay.
Bonus has broad adaptation and can be used for all classes of livestock, including horses, dairy, beef, and sheep. Use Bonus for hay production, pasture and as an emergency forage crop. Bonus may also be seeded into thinning alfalfa stands.
A soil test is highly recommended as teff needs adequate phosphorous, potassium and sulfur for optimum growth. Appliyng 50 pounds of nitrogen per acre at planting will be sufficient for good forage production. Additional amounts of nitrogen may be needed after each cutting. For optimum forage quality, teff should be harvested in the pre-boot to early boot stage, approximately 50 days after planting at a cutting height of 3 to 4 inches. Harvest regrowth in 35 to 45 days depending on environmental conditions. Attaining a soil samples and following soil test recommendations is a good way to ensure high quality forage.
As with all teff grass, Bonus requires a frost-free growing season. Avoid sowing seeds too deep and too far apart. Ideal depth for most forage seeds is 1/8-1/4 inches. Planting seeds deeper than 1/4 inch may not allow them to establish. Sufficient seed-to-soil contact is extremely vital. Rolling or packing the soil after seeding can ensure this. If no-tilling, the right seeding depth is 1/4 inches deep. Bonus can be broadcast seeded followed by harrowing or packing.
New seeding: 8-12 (coated) lbs. or 4-6 (raw) lbs. /ac
- Into existing alfalfa: 4-5 lbs. /ac