Mombaca is characterized by its high nutritional content and it responds very well to intense fertilization. It is greatly used as a forage grass by beef producers. Mombaca is highly recommended for intense grazing systems and is a good alternation for pasture diversification with Brachiaria like Marandu. It requires fertile soils and is not recommended to be planted on slopes.
It can be either rotationally grazed or set stocked. Some farmers also prefer to cut-and-carry. Graze/cut every 40-45 days in the wet season and 60-70days in cool season. The preferred grazing height is between 10 and 15 cm.