Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Reynolds, Daniel B.

Committee Member

Bond, Jason A.

Committee Member

Byrd, John D.

Committee Member

Varco, Jac J.

Committee Member

Cox, Michael S.

Other Advisors or Committee Members

Hopper, George M.

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

Visible to MSU only for 3 years

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only


Plant and Soil Sciences

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences


Early planting soybean (Glycine max L.) strategies across the mid-southern United States has complicated weed management in the form of post-harvest weed control. Research has investigated the use of cover crops to aid in management of weed populations during winter months, but conventional cover crops provides minimal weed management benefit immediately following cash crop harvest. Inter-seeding cover crop into crop canopies has potential to promote earlier cover crop establishment, thus creating higher potential for post-harvest weed management. However, factors such as inter-seeding timing, herbicide residue, as well as harvest aid applications must be considered. Therefore, studies were conducted in Mississippi in 2017, 2018, and 2019 to determine if cover crops inter-seeded through soybean could improve weed control used in conjunction with common management strategies in Mississippi production systems. Conclusions drawn from these studies indicate inter-seeded cover crops can be utilized in soybean production systems to improve weed management after harvest.