Agreste is a protected tropical cultivar of Matsuda. It is a perennial grass species with excellent drought tolerance, good salinity tolerance and good dry matter production. It has a high palatabilty and it is well received by animals. It does well in soil with medium to high soil fertility and a pH of 6 and higher. Agreste is suitable for direct grazing and hay making. It has shown a good cold and frost tolerance with a fast regrowth after the event.