The majority of (86%) the farmers in the study area are using local varieties of tef; namely, Sergenga, Daboo and Manga. The popular improved tef variety used by the farmers is Dz-01-354. The dominance of one variety of tef is both interesting and worrying. Dz-01-354 is very good variety with many desirable attributes and is widely accepted. The extension service was by far the most popular means of disseminating technical information about improved varieties of tef to farmers in this area. In the experiment, as temperature causes variation in germination percentage (rate) and seedling emergence rate and percent, there is also a great variation among farmers having a germination capacity in the same temperature level.