ICAR E-mail| e-office|Sparrow | Payment Gateway | Payment QR Code | Facilities

Dr. M.Srinivasa Rao

Principal Scientist (Entomology)

Education : Ph.D. in Entomology
Major research areas : Crop pest weather modeling and IPM
E-mail : ms.rao@icar.gov.in ; msrao909@gmail.com

Experience profile
  • Scientist (ARS Probationer)- June 1991- May 1992
  • Scientist (Entomology at CRIDA)- 1992-1998
  • Scientist Sr. Scale- 1998-2001
  • Senior Scientist- 2001-2009
  • Principal Scientist- 2009- Till date
Research interests
  • Botanical insecticides, Crop-crop diversity as a key component in IPM, Low external input IPM (LEIIPM), Adoption and impact of IPM, Quantification of crop-pest-weather relationships, Pest modeling, Insect pest dynamics under climate change scenarios, Impact of elevated CO2 on insect pests, Estimation of pest scenarios/ pest shifts and interactive effects of elevated CO2 and increased temperature on insects.
Project in progress
  • Impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on host- insect herbivore interactions(Network Project on Climate Change- NPCC) Strategic Research for Pest and Disease Dynamics in relation to Climate Change (National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture, NICRA)
Projects recentlhy concluded
  • Crop-crop diversity as key component of IPM for dryland crop pests
  • Assessment of adoption and impact of Integrated pest management in rainfed crops
  • Development and evaluation of low external input IPM modules in pigeonpea and castor
  • Impact of elevated CO2 on Bt cotton and bollwormsImpact of elevated CO2 and temperature on host- insect herbivore interactions(Network Project on Climate Change- NPCC)
  • .
Research supervision
  • Guided five students for M. Sc in Entomology from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Rajendranagar, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Raichur. Two students for Ph. D from ANGRAU and Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad.
Publications
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Manimanjari, D., Vanaja, M., Rama Rao, C A., Srinivas, K., Rao, V. U. M. and Venkateswarlu, B 2012. Impact of elevated CO2 on tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura on peanut Arachis hypogea. Journal of Insect Science Vol 12 Article 103, 1-10.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M. Manimanjari, D., Teju Singh., Vanaja, M., Rao, V. U. M., Maheswari, M. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2012. Response of multiple generations of Bihar hairy caterpillar Spilosoma obliqua, feeding on castor, to elevated CO2. Journal of Agrometeorology. Special Issue. Vol 14, 130-137.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., CA Rama Rao., K Srinivas .,G Pratibha., SM Vidya Sekhar., G Sree vani and B Venkateswarlu 2012 Intercropping for management of insect pests of castor Ricinus communis, in the semi arid tropics of India. Journal of Insect Science Vol 12 Article 14 1-10.
  • Suseelendra Desai and Srinivasa Rao, M. 2011. Impact of climate change on insect pests, pathogens and their natural enemies. Natural Rubber Research, 24 (1): 174-186, 2011.
  • Rama Rao, C.A., Srinivasa Rao, M., Patibanda, A. K., Sudhakar and Reddy, Y.V.R. 2011 Adoption, impact and discontinuance of integrated pest management technologies in pigeonpea in South India. Outlook on Agriculture. 245-250.
  • Vanaja M, Maheshwari M, Raghuram Reddy P, Yadav SK, Srinivasa Rao M, Jyothi Lakshmi N and Venkateswarlu B 2010 Effect of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) growth and yield. Journal of Oil seeds Research Vol 27 special issue. 372-373.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Ranga Rao, G.V and Venkateswarlu, B 2010 Impact of climate change on insect pests in ‘Lead papers’ of National Symposium on Climate change and Rainfed Agriculture organized by Indian society of Dryland agriculture and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture during 18-20, February, 2010.pp 43-54.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao, C.A., Srinivas, K. Pratibha G ,SreeVani G and Venkateswarlu B 2009. Intercropping as a tool of IPM in castor, Journal of Oil seeds Research 26 (Special issue):509-511.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Rao, G.G.S.N., Venkateswarlu, B and Ramakrishna, Y.S. 2009 Host plant (Ricinus communis Linn) mediated effects of elevated CO2 on growth performance of two insect folivores Current Science. 97(7): 1047-1054.
  • Rao, G.G.S.N., Subba Rao, A.V.M., Rao, V.U.M., Vanaja, M., Srinivasa Rao, M., Rao, K.V., Desai, S and Srinivasa Rao, C.H 2009 Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Rainfed Agriculture to Climate Change: Research at CRIDA. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development, 24(2):10-20.
  • Rama Rao CA, Srinivasa Rao M, Naraiah P, Malathi B, and Reddy YVR 2008.An Economic Analysis od adoption of Integrated pest management in Groundnut. Indian Journal of Agricultural economics. 63(1): 97-107.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M, Rama Rao CA, Sreevani G and Anjaiah E 2007 Impact of crop-crop diversity on pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera) of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 77 (8): 495-501.
  • Prasad YG., Nagalakshmi T., Prabhakar M., Yella Reddy D., Rao NHP., Prasada Rao MP., Srinivasa Rao M., Desai S., Rao GGSN and Ramakrishna YS 2007 Development of prediction models for bacterial leaf blight(Xanthomonas axonopodis pv malvacearum) of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) in Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 77 (11): 752-755.
  • Rama Rao CA, Srinivasa Rao M, Naraiah P, Malathi B, and Reddy YVR 2007 Profitability of cotton on a pest management continuum in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Agricultural Economics Research Review 20(4): 273-282.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M.,2005 Intercrop as a tool of BIPM in dryland crops presented on 14-11-05 in Winter School on “Bio-Intensive Integrated Management of Insect Pests and Diseases of Crops” from November 09-29, 2005 at DOR, Hyderabad.pp.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Dharma Reddy, K., Singh, T.V.K. and Subba Reddy, G., 2005.Impact of crop duration and intercropping on incidence of Clavigralla gibbosa and Mylabris spp on pigeonpea. Legume Research. 28 (3): 172-177.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Dharma Reddy, K., Srivastava, N.N., Singh, T.V.K., Subba Reddy, G. and Ramakrishna, Y.S., 2004. Effect of change in microclimate on insect pests and their predators in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 74 (7): 399-402.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Dharma Reddy, K., and Singh, T.V.K., 2004. Impact of intercropping on the incidence of Maruca vitrata Geyer and Helicoverpa armigera Hubner and their predatoars on Pigeonpea during rainy and post rainy seasons. Shashpa (A Journal of Entomological Research). XI (i): 61-70.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Dharma Reddy, K., 2003. IPM of Pod borers in Long Duration Pigeonpea Annals of Plant Protection Sciences. 11 (1): 26-30.
  • U.S. Victor, N.D. Das, Srinivasa Rao M, P. Vijayakumar, N.N. Srivastava, K.P.R. Vittal and B.V. Ramana Rao, 2003. Risk management options using weather forecasts in insect pests and diseases management for some dryland crops. Journal of Agrometeorology. 5 (1): 12-24.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Dharma Reddy, K. and Singh, T.V.K. 2003. Impact of intercropping on predators of insect pests of Pigeonpea in rainy and post rainy season. Indian Journal of Entomology. 65 (2): 245-261.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Dharma Reddy, K., Singh, T.V.K. and Subba Reddy, G., 2003. Effect of Duration of Pigeonpea cultivars and Intercropping on Pod Borers. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences. 11 (2): 232-236.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Dharma Reddy, K., Singh, T.V.K, 2003. Impact of intercropping on Empoasca kerri of Pigeonpea in rainy and post rainy seasons. Indian Journal of Entomology. 65 (5): 506-512.
  • Research Bulletins.
  • Pratibha, G, Korwar, G.R, Srinivas I, Srinivasa Rao, M and Ramakrishna,YS 2007 Metta praanthalaku anuvaina pratyamnaya pantalu. Technical bulletin pp.24 pp.
  • Pratibha,G., Korwar,G.R, Srinivas,I. ,Srinivasa Rao, M., Yadav SK, Venkateswarlu, B and Ramakrishna,YS 2007. Crop diversification with dye crops for sustainability of drylands. Technical bulletin.pp24.
  • Rama Rao CA, Srinivasa Rao M, Srinivas, K and Ramakrishna YS 2007 Adoption and Impact of Integrated Pest management in Cotton, groundnut and pigeonpea. Research bulletin/ Ag Econ/2/2007.pp32.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja M, Rao GGSN and Venkateswarlu B.2008 Impact of elevated CO2 on insect herbivore –host interactions. Research Bulletin.pp36.
  • Rama Rao, C.A., Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K. and Ramakrishna, Y.S. 2007. Adoption and impact of integrated pest management in cotton, groundnut and pigeonpea. Research Bulletin. Ag. Econ/2/2007.pp32.
  • Rao, G.G.S.N., Ramana Rao, B.V. ,Srinivasa Rao, M., Ravindrachary, G., Rao, V.U.M., Desai, S., Rao, A.V.M.S., Venkateswarlu, B 2009 Weather based decisions for growing Kharif sorghum in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh- a practical manual AICRPAM Tech.BullNo.2/2009.CRIDA Hyderabad 42p.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Manimanjari, D., Rama Rao, C.A., Rao, V. U. M., and Venkateswarlu, B. 2012. Response to elevated CO2 of multiple generations of semilooper, Achaea janata L. (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) feeding on castor. Research Bulletin 01/ 2012. National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad-500 059. 32 pp
  • Srinivasa Rao M, Rama Rao, C.A., Rao, S. Vennila, B.M.K. Raju., Srinivas, K., Padmaja, P. C. M., A.V. M. S. Rao, M. Maheswari., V.U.M. Rao and Venkateswarlu, B. 2012. Meta analysis of impact of elevated CO2 on host – insect herbivore interactions. Research Bulletin 02/ 2012. National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad-500 059 48 pp.
  • Venkateswarlu, B., Maheswari, M., Srinivasa Rao, M., Rao, V. U. M., Rama Rao, C.A., and 2012. Research Highlights 2010-12 of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad-500 059. 32 pp.
  • Presentations
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas K, Vanaja M, Rao GGSN and Venkateswarlu, B and Y. S. Ramakrishna 2007 Impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on castor semilooper, Achaea janata Proceedings of National conference on Impacts of climate change with particular reference to Agriculture organized by TNAU during 22-24 August 2007.pp121-123.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Prathiba,G., Srinivas K., Korwar, GR, Venkateswarlu B., Pallavi, V and Ramakrishna YS 2007. Scope of Botanical extracts for pest control in Organic farming. Proceedings of ‘International Symposium on Organic Farming and Renewable sources of Energy for Sustainable Agriculture’. Organized by PROM society in collaboration with Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology and Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur during 19-21 November 2007. Pp.158-159.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M .,Rao GGSN, Rao VUM and Ramakrishna YS 2008 Crop pest weather relationships in castor ,Poster presented in International symposium on Agro-meteorology and food security(INSAF) organized by Association of agrometeorologists at CRIDA during 18-21 Feb 2008.pp208-209.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M and Srinivas K, Pallavi, V and Venkateswarlu, B 2008 Fertilizer use– a major dimension of Integrated Pest Management. Poster presented in National Seminar on Integrated Nutrient Management in Rainfed Agro-eco systems being held during March 3-4 at CRIDA, pp 42.
  • Srinivas, K and Srinivasa Rao, M 2007 Organic production of Pigeonpea in drylands. Proceedings of ‘International Symposium on Organic Farming and Renewable sources of Energy for Sustainable Agriculture’. Organized by PROM society in collaboration with Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology and Mohanlal Sukhadia University,Udaipur during 19-21 November 2007.pp.30-31.
  • Prathiba, G, Korwar, GR, Srinivasa Rao, M. Palani Kumar,D and Ramakrishna.YS 2007Bio recycling of Dye plants Residues for Organic cultivation .Proceedings of ‘International Symposium on Organic Farming and Renewable sources of Energy for Sustainable Agriculture’. Organized by PROM society in collaboration with Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology and Mohanlal Sukhadia University,Udaipur during 19-21 November 2007 pp.52-53.
  • Srinivasa Rao,M Participated in National symposium on vegetable oils scenario: approaches to meet the growing demands held during January 29-31. Organized by Indian society of Oil seeds Research (ISOR), Directorate of oilseeds research, Rajendra nagar, Hyderabad 500 030.
  • Srinivasa Rao M., K Srinivas and Venkateswarlu B 2009 Crop- Crop diversity for preservation of natural enemies of insect pests and promote conservation agriculture. Paper presented in 4 th World congress on Conservation Agriculture held during 4-7 February 2009 at New Delhi .India pp 430-431.
  • Rama Rao CA., Srinivasa Rao M, K Srinivas, K Kareemulla and B Venkateswarlu 2009 Integrated Pest Management Technologies – Adoption and Constraints. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) at Amity University, Lucknow during 20-22 November 2008.
  • Rama Rao, C.A., Srinivasa Rao, M., Kareemullah, K and Venkateswarlu B 2009. Input efficiency and adoption of Integrated Pest management in Cotton. Paper presented in 4 th World congress on Conservation Agriculture held during 4-7 February 2009 at New Delhi .India pp 132-133.
  • K Srinivas, Srinivasa Rao M and Sharma KL 2009 Rainfed pigeonpea production with Organic,chemical and integrated inputs and practices. Paper presented in 4 th World congress on Conservation Agriculture held during 4-7 February 2009 at New Delhi .India pp 138-139.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M, Ranga Rao, G.V. and Venkateswarlu, B 2010 Impact of climate change on insect pests, Lead paper was delivered in ‘National Symposium on Climate change and Rainfed Agriculture organized by Indian society of Dryland agriculture and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture during 18-20, February, 2010.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, 2010. Impact of climate change on crop – pest interactions. Model Training Course on “Impact of Climate Change on Rainfed agriculture system and adaptation Strategies”. Organized by TOT during Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, 2010. Low external input in Pigeon pea and castor. Model Training Course on “Impact of Climate Change on Rainfed agriculture system and adaptation Strategies”. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, 2011. Impact of climate change on crop – pest interactions. Lecture was delivered to DDAs organized by SAMETI on 04-Feb -2011 as part of training programme ‘Impact of Climate change on Agriculture 03-05 Feb 2011.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, 2011. Impact of climate change on crop – pest interactions. And some possible adaptation strategies. Organized by MANAGE R’nagar on Feb 09, 2011.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, 2010. Low external input in Pigeon pea and castor. Model Training Course on “Impact of Climate Change on Rainfed agriculture system and adaptation Strategies”. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, Manimanjari, D., Teju Singh., Vanaja, M., Rao, V. U.M., Maheswari, M. And Venkateswarlu, B. 2011. Response of multiple generations of Bihar hairy caterpillar Spilosoma obliqua, feeding on castor, to elevated CO2. National Seminar – Agrometerological Research and Services to Combat Climate Change Challenges, December 9-10, 2011, Association of Agrometerologists, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, W.B.
  • Srinivasa Rao M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Manimanjari, D., Rao, V. U. M. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2012. Potential impacts of climate change on insect pests. International Conference on Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture & Public Leadership 7-9 February 2012, New Delhi.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, 2012 Impact of climate change on host –insect herbivore interactions .Presented in DST sponsored training programme on ‘Crop-Weather dynamics’ organized by AICRPAM at CRIDA during 24 Aug-13 Sept, 2012.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, 2012 Insect pest dynamics in conservation agriculture presented in training programme held at CRIDA during 24 Sept – 3 Oct 2012.
  • Book chapters
  • Srinivasa Rao M 2007 Microclimate and insect relationships in dryland crops in Agricultural Drought: Aspects of micrometeorology ed. by YS Ramakrishna, GGSN Rao PSN Sastry and VUM Rao ISBN NO:978-81-904360-0-7.pp 267-273.
  • Srinivasa Rao M 2008 Pest management in Organic farming with crop-crop diversity in ‘Organic Farming in Rainfed Agriculture Opportunities and Constraints’ ed. by B Venkateswarlu, SS Balloli and YS Ramakrishna pp119-125.
  • Srinivasa Rao M., K Srinivas and Venkateswarlu B 2009 Pest control options in Organic farming in ‘Efficient use of on farm and off farm resources in organic farming’. Ed by P Ramesh and A SubbaRao, Indian Institute of Soil Science,Bhopal India. Pp 64-74.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Rao, G.G.S.N.,Venkateswarlu, B and Ramakrishna, Y. S. 2009 Impact of elevated CO2 on lepidopteron insect pests of Castor (Ricinus communis Linn) In Global Climate Change and Indian Agriculture –case studies from the ICAR network project ed by PK Aggarwal, Indian Council of Agriculture, New Delhi.pp 66-70.
  • Vanaja, M., Raghuram Reddy, P., Maheswari, M., Jyothi Lakshmi, N.,Yadav, S.K., Srinivasa Rao, M and Rao, G.G.S.N. 2009 Impact of elevated CO2 on growth and yield of castor bean In Global Climate Change and Indian Agriculture –case studies from the ICAR network project eds by PK Aggarwal, Indian Council of Agriculture, New Delhi.pp 32-34.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M 2010. Impact of elevated CO2 on insect herbivore and host interactions ed by Rao VUM, Subba Rao AVM, Kumar PV, Desai S, Saikia US, Srivastava NN and Venkateswarlu BV Agricultural Drought: Climate Change and Rainfed Agriculture. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture. Santhoshnagar, Hyderabad, AP India, pp 243-248.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M 2010. Impact of elevated CO2 on insect herbivore and host interactions in Advances in plant-Atmospheric interactions ed by Rao VUM, Subba Rao AVM, Rao, GGSN, Ramana Rao BV, VijayKumar and Venkateswarlu BV Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture. Santhoshnagar, Hyderabad AP India pp 174-179.
  • Srinivasa Rao M and Venkateswarlu B 2013 Impact of climate change on insect pests, beneficial insects s and possible adaptation strategies 2013 in ‘Climate change and Natural Resource Management’ eds. Lenka S,Lenka NK, Kundu S and Rao AS New India Publishing Agency ,Pitampura, New Delhi ,110 088,pp 177-194.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, Srinivasa Rao CH and Venkateswarlu B 2013 Impact of climate change on insect pests and possible adaptation strategies in ‘Climate change and Agriculture’ eds. Bhattacharya T, Pal DK, Dipak Sarkar and Wani SP, Studium Press India pvt ltd, New Delhi,110 002, pp145-158.
  • li
  • Reports Edited
  • Venkateswarlu, B., Srinivas, K., Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao, C.A., Ravindra Chary, G., Nagasree, K and Subba Rao, A.V.M. 2009 Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Annual Report Published byCRIDA,Hyderabad,pp130.
  • Aggarwal, P, K., Venkateswarlu, B., Rao, G.G.S.N., Srinivasa Rao, M., Vanaja, M., Naresh Kumar, S., Subba Rao, A.V.M. and Rao, V.U.M. 2010 ICAR Network Project on Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change, Annual Report 2008-09, Published by CRIDA,Hyderabad,pp128.
  • Venkateswarlu B, Srinivas K, Srinivasa Rao M, Rama Rao CA, Ravindra Chary G, Nagasree K and Subba Rao AVM 2009 Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, ‘Annual Report’ Published by CRIDA, Hyderabad, pp 130.
  • Aggarwal PK, Venkateswarlu B, Rao GGSN, Srinivasa Rao M, Vanaja M, Naresh Kumar S, Subba Rao, AVM and Rao, VUM 2010. ICAR Network Project on Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change, Annual Report 2009-10, Published by CRIDA, Hyderabad, pp 128.
  • Venkateswarlu B, Naresh Kumar S, Bapuji Rao, Srinivasa Rao M, Subba Rao, AVM, Vanaja M, and Rao, VUM 2010. ICAR Network Project on Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change, Annual Report 2009-10, Published by CRIDA, Hyderabad, p. 252.
  • Review
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Masood Khan MA, Srinivas K, Vanaja M,Rao GGSN and Ramakrishna YS 2006 Effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on insect plant interactions–a review. Agricultural Reviews.200-207. pp
  • Bulletins
  • Rao GGSN, Ramana Rao BV. ,Srinivasa Rao M., Ravindrachary G.,Rao VUM., Desai S., Rao AVMS., Venkateswarlu B 2009 Weather based decisions for growing Kharif sorghum in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh –a practical manual AICRPAM Tech.BullNo.2/2009.CRIDA Hyderabad 42p.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja M, Rao GGSN and Venkateswarlu B.2008 Impact of elevated CO2 on insect herbivore –host interactions. Research Bulletin.pp36.
  • Rama Rao C.A., Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas K, and Ramakrishna Y S, 2007 Adoption and Impact of IPM in cotton,groundnut and pigeonpea Research bulletin 32 pp.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao C A, Ramakrishna Y S, Srinivas K, Sree Vani G and Vittal KPR 2006 Crop-crop diversity as key component of IPM in Pigeonpea .Research bulletin 24 pp
  • Srinivasa Rao M, C A Rama Rao, Y S Ramakrishna, K Srinivas, G Sree Vani, and K P R Vittal 2006. Crop-crop diversity and insect pest incidence – a meta-analysis study. Research bulletin p24.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, C A Rama Rao, E.Anjaiah, K.srinivas, G.Pratibha, S.M.Vidyashekar and M.S.Prasad.2007. Samagra sasyarakshanalo yajamanya paddathulu. Technical bulletin 16pp.
  • Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao C A, Ramakrishna Y S, Srinivas K, Sree Vani G Venkateswarlu B and Vittal KPR 2006 Crop-crop diversity as key component of IPM in castor .Research bulletin 20 pp.
  • Book chapters
  • Srinivasa Rao M, K Srinivas, M. Vanaja, GGSN Rao, B Venkateswarlu and Y S Ramakrishna 2009 Impact of elevated CO2 on lepidopteron insect pests of Castor (Ricinus communis Linn) In Global Climate Change and Indian Agriculture –case studies from the ICAR network project ed by PK Aggarwal, Indian Council of Agriculture, New Delhi.pp66-70.
  • Vanaja M., RaghuramReddy P., Maheswari M.Jyothilakshmi, N.Yadav SK, Srinivasa Rao, M and Rao GGSN 2009 Impact of elevated CO2 on growth and yield of castor bean In Global Climate Change and Indian Agriculture –case studies from the ICAR network project ed by PK Aggarwal, Indian Council of Agriculture, New Delhi.pp32-34.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, Srinivas K, Vanaja M, Rama Rao CA, Manimanjar D and Venkateswarlu B 2010 Impact of elevated CO2 on tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura Fab. (L), feeding on groundnut paper presented in International Conference on "Climate Change Perspectives and Projections - A Systems Approach” organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad during 9-11 December 2010.pp 108-109.