The Paredao grass stands out for its excellent forage production and nutritional quality, being recommended for milk and meat production in the stages of breeding, rearing, and fattening. It is suitable for high-fertility soils, corrected and fertilized, in an intensive rotational grazing system with resting intervals of 25-28 days. It can also be used for silage.


Matsuda Germplasm Bank

Scientific name

Megathyrsus maximus cv. MG12 Paredão


Panicum maximum cv. MG12 Paredão

Protected material

Certificate No. 20150086 valid until 08.12.2029

Soil recommendations

High fertility


Direct grazing and silage

Forage production

30 to 35 tons/ha/year of dry matter (DM)

Protein content in dry matter (DM)

10 to 16%

Plant height

1.80m to 2.00m

"In vitro" digestibility

55 to 59%



Drought tolerance


Pasture spittlebug

Technically tolerant, due to antibiotic action and the presence of hair at the base of the plant

Cold tolerance


Vegetative cycle


Use and Management

Due to its excellent nutritional quality and forage production, it is recommended for milk and meat production during the breeding, rearing, and fattening phases. Grazing should start when plants reach a height of 80 to 90 cm, or with a rest period of around 25 to 28 days during the rainy season. Animals should be removed when plant height reaches between 20 to 25 cm from the ground. At this height, there is the presence of hairs (at the base of the plant), a factor that prevents consumption by animals.


Material from Matsuda Genética, which began selection work in 2004. Several recombinations and selection of plants with good forage production and tolerance to attacks by spittlebugs, including those of sugarcane (Mahanarva fimbriolata), have been carried out.

Morphological Characteristics

Perennial grass, with plants forming tussocks of upright growth, with intense basal tillering, stems with medium diameter, and medium to long internodes (22.25 cm) without waxiness. Leaves with hairiness on the sheath, with arched architecture, long and wide leaf blade, dark green in color, without hairiness. It presents hairs at the base of the plant.

Agronomic Characteristics

Soil fertility demanding, tussock-forming plant, intense basal tillering, broad leaves, with excellent forage production, and in the trials conducted, there was no presence of nymphs and adults of spittlebugs.

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