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AFSRC Picture of the Week, May 12, 2008
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Employee harvesting Teff

Teff (Eragrostis tef) is a major annual cereal crop in Ethiopia that is gaining acceptance as a forage crop in the United States. American producers can benefit from its rapid germination and growth under warm summer conditions when production from perennial, cool-season forage species is reduced. In this photo, Jim Fedders (ecologist) is harvesting Teff from a controlled environment experiment that is investigating Teff development and forage production in response to temperature.

Photo by Susan Boyer

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