Tall Fescue is a tufted, perennial grass that is best adapted to cool-season production. It grows strongly during spring and autumn, with poor growth during winter (even though it stays green) and limited growth in summer. It can spread with small underground roots called rhizomes. Leaves have characteristic ridges on the upper side.
Teff grass is an annual grass species adapted to a wide range of conditions. This tufted grass produces ample fine leaves and stems which makes it an ideal crop for hay production for livestock and commercial hay farmers.
White clover is a perennial forage legume with a prostrate, stoloniferous growth habit. It is very palatable, nutritious and highly digestible. Trifoliate leaves are smooth and abundant. It has a deep primary taproot in the first season, with secondary roots taking over from season two when the primary tap root dies off. Clover is therefore not as drought tolerant as Lucerne.