2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium

Location

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Document Type

poster

Abstract

Tef is a grain crop that is cultivated extensively in various climates in east Africa. Tef accounts for a large portion of the diet for people living in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The crop is naturally gluten-free and more nutritious than wheat and other cereal crops. The straw is used for mud plastering and hay. Tef is gaining popularity as the new superfood because of its health benefits. Tef grass is palatable and a preferred hay for horses and cattle. In the U.S., tef is cultivated in Montana, South Dakota, and Idaho (Lovis, 2003).

Start Date

29-7-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

29-7-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Tilahun Abebe

Department

Department of Biology

File Format

application/pdf

Available for download on Monday, July 29, 2024

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Jul 29th, 11:00 AM Jul 29th, 1:30 PM

Can Tef (Eragrostis tef Zucc.), an East African Crop, Adapt to Iowa?

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Tef is a grain crop that is cultivated extensively in various climates in east Africa. Tef accounts for a large portion of the diet for people living in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The crop is naturally gluten-free and more nutritious than wheat and other cereal crops. The straw is used for mud plastering and hay. Tef is gaining popularity as the new superfood because of its health benefits. Tef grass is palatable and a preferred hay for horses and cattle. In the U.S., tef is cultivated in Montana, South Dakota, and Idaho (Lovis, 2003).