Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Chastain, Daryl

Committee Member

Bond, Jason

Committee Member

Irby, J. Trenton

Committee Member

Krutz, Jason

Committee Member

Cox, Michael

Other Advisors or Committee Members

Hopper, George

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access



Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences


Flooding is a major obstacle for soybean production in the Mississippi Delta. One management practice that soybean producers use to mitigate the effects of flooding is planting soybean on raised beds. Another potential management practice that could be employed in the Mississippi Delta is the use of flood tolerant soybean cultivars. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of raised beds for flooding management and compare the tolerance of six soybean cultivars under flooded conditions at multiple growth stages and flood durations. Field studies were established during the 2017 and 2018 growing seasons at the Mississippi State Delta Research and Extension Center on a Sharkey clay soil. Treatments consisted of a factorial arrangement of six soybean cultivars, two flood timings (V4 and R2) and two flood durations (24 and 72 hours). Injury ratings were taken 7 DAT and 14 DAT. Seed yield was determined at harvest.