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Dr. K. Srinivas

Principal Scientist (Soil Science)

Education : Ph.D. in Soil Science
Major research areas : Soil carbon sequestration, plant roots
E-mail : k.srinivas@icar.gov.in

Experience profile
  • Principal Scientist – CRIDA, Hyderabad from January 2009
  • Senior Scientist - CRIDA, Hyderabad from June 2003 to December 2008
  • Scientist (Senior Scale) - CRIDA, Hyderabad, 1998-2003
  • Scientist - CRIDA, Hyderabad, 1991-1998
Awards
  • Indian Society of Soil Science Best Doctoral Research Presentation Award for 2003
Publications
    1. Das, S. K., Sharma, K.L., Srinivas, K., Narayana Reddy, M. and Om Singh. 1995. Phosphorus and sulphur availability in soil following the incorporation of various organic residues. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 43 : 223-228

    2. Ravinder Singh, B., Das, S. K., Sharma, K. L., Prasada Rao, B. R. C., Srinivas, K. and Narayana Reddy, M. 1996. Phosphorus adsorption, desorption and availability in Alfisols of varying agroclimatic regions. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 44 : 381-386

    3. Das, S. K., Sharma, K. L., Ravinder Singh, B., Prasada Rao, B. R. C., Srinivas, K. and Narayana Reddy, M. 1996. Availability of desorbed phosphorus and internal phosphorus requirement by sorghum in an Alfisol. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 44 : 427-433

    4. Katyal, J. C., Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K. and Narayana Reddy, M. 1997. Balanced fertiliser use in semi-arid soils. Fertiliser News 42 : 59-69.

    5. Das, S. K., Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K., Vittal, K. P. R., Padmavathi, P. and Surekha, K. 1997. Sorghum residue and nitrogen addition effects on productivity in crop rotations. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 12 : 37-42.

    6. Saravana Pandian, P., Parasuraman, P., Das, S. K., Sharma, K. L., Mishra, P. K., Srinivas, K., Vittal, K. P. R. and Neelaveni, K. 1997. Soil fertility variation in a toposequence in a typical semi-arid micro-watershed. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 12 : 92-95.

    7. Das, S. K., Sharma, K. L., Neelam Saharan, Srinivas, K., Vittal, K. P. R. and Neelaveni, K. 1997. Effect of cultivars, nitrogen sources and soil types on response of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) to Azospirillum inoculation. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 12 : 116-119.

    8. Sridevi, S., Katyal, J. C., Sharma, K. L., Prasada Rao, B. R. C., and Srinivas, K. 1998. Effect of inorganic and organic sources of nitrogen applied to sorghum on nitrogen fractions in a sandy loam soil. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 13 : 86-90.

    9. Sridevi, S., Srinivas, K., Sharma, K. L. and Satyanarayana, V. 1999. Decomposition of sorghum straw and gliricidia loppings under field conditions. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 14 : 52-53.

    10. Singh, H. P., Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2000. Nutrient management strategies for dryland farming. Fertiliser News 45: 43-50 & 53-54.

    11. Sridevi, S., Katyal, J. C., Srinivas, K. and Sharma, K. L. 2000. Effect of sole and conjunctive applications of urea, sorghum straw and gliricidia on physical and chemical properties of a dryland Alfisol. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 15: 47-54.

    12. Srinivas, K., Sharma, K. L. and Vittal, K. P. R. 2001. Development of a model self-sustaining land use system for drylands. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 16: 110-114.

    13. Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K., Das, S. K., Vittal, K. P. R. and Grace, J. K. 2002. Conjunctive use of inorganic and organic sources of nitrogen for higher yield of sorghum in dryland Alfisol. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 17: 79-88.

    14. Sridevi, S., Katyal, J. C., Srinivas, K. and Sharma, K. L. 2003. Carbon mineralization and microbial biomass dynamics in soil amended with plant residues and residue fractions. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science. 51: 133-139.

    15. Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U. K., Vittal, K. P. R., Grace, J. K. and Shankar, G. R. M. 2004. Integrated nutrient management strategies for sorghum and greengram in semi-arid tropical Alfisol. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 19: 13-23.

    16. Sharma, K. L., Mandal, U. K., Srinivas, K., Vittal, K. P. R., Mandal, B., Grace, J. K. and Ramesh, V. 2005. Long-term soil management effects on crop yields and soil quality in a dryland Alfisol. Soil & Tillage Research. 83: 246-259.

    17. Srinivas, K. and Sridevi, S. 2005. Role of soil processes in global climate change – A review. Agricultural Reviews. 26(1): 27-38.

    18. Srinivas, K., Sridevi, S. and Sharma, K. L. 2005. Effect of sole and conjunctive applications of plant residues and inorganic nitrogen on growth, yield and N uptake of sorghum. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 20: 62-69.

    19. Sridevi, S., Srinivas, K. and Sharma, K. L. 2005. Effect of sole and conjunctive applications of plant residues and inorganic nitrogen on profile soil water content and mineral nitrogen in a dryland Alfisol. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 20: 104-109.

    20. Vittal, K. P. R., Sharma, K. L., Vamsi Krishna, P., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U. K. and Grace, K. 2006. Effect of alternate land use systems on soil quality in semi-arid tropical Alfisols. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 21: 141-153.

    21. Srinivasa Rao, M., Masood Khan, M. A., Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Rao, G. G. S. N. and Ramakrishna, Y. S. 2006. Effects of elevated carbon dioxide and temperature on insect-plant interactions – A review. Agricultural Reviews 27 (3): 200-207.

    22. Srinivas, K., Singh, H. P., Raju, A. S. and Sharma, K. L. 2006. Synchronizing N supply with crop demand by mixing plant residues of contrasting quality for kharif sorghum. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 54: 255-259.

    23. Srinivas, K., Singh, H. P., Vanaja, M., Sreenivasa Raju, A. and Sharma, K. L. 2006. Effect of chemical composition of plant residues on nitrogen mineralization. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 54: 300-306.

    24. Sridevi, S., Srinivas, K. and Sharma, K. L. 2006. Nitrogen mineralization from soil amended with gliricidia and sorghum residues. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 54: 345-347.

    25. Srinivas, K. and Sridevi, S. 2007. Managing plant residues to enhance nitrogen use efficiency – A review. Agricultural Reviews 28(1): 26-33.

    26. Sharma, K. L., Guled, M. B., Vittal, K. P. R., Reddy, G. S., Sankar, G. R. M., Chary, G. R., Grace, J. K., Mandal, U. K., Srinivas, K., Gajbhiye, P. N. and Madhavi, M. 2007. Soil quality assessment using deviation method under different soil and nutrient management practices in rainfed Vertisol. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 22: 173-181.

    27. Sharma, K. L., Neelaveni, K., Srinivas, K., Katyal, J. C., Raju, A. S., Grace, J. K. and Madhavi, M. 2007. Recycling of different organic wastes through vermicomposting and evaluating their efficacy on yield and N uptake in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) crop. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 22: 189-196.

    28. Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U. K., Ramakrishna, Y. S. and Vittal, K. P. R. Das, S. K., Martin, D., Grace, J. K. and Balloli, S. S. 2007. Kinetics of decomposition of un-conventional farm-based crop residues and their composting and quality monitoring. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 38: 2423-2444.

    29. Maruthi, V., Srinivas, K., Reddy, G. S., Reddy, B. S., Reddy, K. S., Reddy, P. R., Sudhakar, R. and Ramakrishna, Y. S. 2008. Value addition to crop residues: An indigenous resource conserving and soil fertility enhancing technology of India. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 31(4): 5-27.

    30. Sharma, K. L., Grace, J. K., Mandal, U. K., Gajbhiye, P. N., Srinivas, K., Korwar, G. R., Bindu, V. H., Ramesh, V., Ramachandran, K., Yadav, S. K. 2008. Evaluation of long-term soil management practices using key soil quality indicators and soil quality indices in a semi-arid tropical Alfisol. Australian Journal of Soil Research. 46: 368-377.

    31. Sharma, K. L., Neelaveni, K., Katyal, J. C., Raju, A. S., Srinivas, K., Grace, J. K., Madhavi, M. 2008. Effect of combined use of organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on sunflower yield, soil fertility and overall soil quality in rainfed Alfisol. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 39: 1791-1831.

    32. Sharma, K. L., Jain, P. M., Jat, M. L., Kothari, A. K., Laddha, K. C., Mishra, P. K., Korwar, G. R., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U. K., Shankar, G. R. M., Ravindrachary, G., Adake, R. V., Grace, J. K., Madhavi, M., Ramesh, G. and Usha Rani, K. 2008. Effect of different tillage and soil nutrient management treatments on soil quality under maize (Zea mays L.) – blackgram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper) system in Inceptisol soils at Arjia. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 23 (1): 1-12.

    33. Sharma, K. L., Behra, B. Mishra, A., Mohanty, S. K., Reddy, G. S., Korwar, G. R., Shankar, G. R. M., Srinivas, K., Ravindrachary, G., Rao, Ch. S., Grace, J. K., Mandal, U. K., Balloli, S. S. and Madhavi, M.. 2008. Assessment of soil quality under long-term soil and nutrient management practices in rainfed Alfisols and Oxisol at Phulbani. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 23 (2): 36-47.

    34. Sharma, K. L., Gajbhiye, P. N., Mandal, U. K., Korwar, G. R., Grace, J. K., Madhavi, M., Yadav, S. K., Srinivas, K., Ramesh, V. and Usha Rani, K. 2008. Effect of residue recycling on biological soil health indicators and surface CO2 emissions in rainfed semi-arid tropical Alfisol under minimum tillage conditions. Journal of Agrometeorology 10 (Special Issue Part I): 46-50.

    35. 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.

    36. Sharma, K. L., Ramachandra Raju, K., Das, S. K., Prasad Rao, B. R. C., Kulkarni, B. S., Srinivas, K., Kusuma Grace, J., Madhavi, M. and Pravin N. Gajbhiye. 2009. Soil Fertility and Quality Assessment under tree, crop, and pasture-based land-use systems in a rainfed environment. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 40: 1436–1461.

    37. Sharma, K. L., Grace, J. K., Srinivas, K., Venkateswarlu, B., Korwar, G. R., Maruthi Sankar, G., Mandal, U. K., Ramesh, V., Bindu, H., Madhavi, M., and Gajbhiye, P. N. 2009. Influence of tillage and nutrient sources on yield sustainability and soil quality under sorghum–mung bean system in rainfed semi-arid tropics. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 40: 2579–2602.

    38. Rani, K. U., Sharma, K. L., Nagasri, K., Srinivas, K., Murthy, T. V., Shankar, G. R. M., Korwar, G. R., Sankar, S., Madhavi, M. and Grace, J. K. Response of sunflower to sources and levels of sulfur under rainfed semiarid tropical conditions. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 40: 2926–2944.

    39. Sharma, K. L., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Samra, J. S., Sharma, K. D., Mandal, U. K., Venkateswarlu, B., Korwar, G. R., Srinivas, K. 2009. Strategies for improving the productivity of rainfed farms in India with special emphasis on soil quality improvement. Journal of Crop Improvement 23:430–450.

    40. 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.

    41. Sharma, K. L., Subbaiah, K., Jawahar, D., Solaiappan, U., Subramanian, V., Mishra, P. K.., Venkateswarlu, B., Kusuma Grace, J., Korwar, G. R., Maruthi Sankar, G. R., Ravindra Chary, G., Gajbhiye, P. N., Madhavi, M., Mandal, U. K. Srinivas, K., Srinivasa Rao, Ch., Ramachandran, K., Usha Rani, K. 2009. Soil quality assessment under long term soil and nutrient management practices in Vertisol of Kovilpatti. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 24 (1): 8-19.

    42. Prasad, J. V. N. S., Korwar, G. R., Rao, K. V., Srinivas, K., Ramarao, C. A., Srinivasarao, Ch., Venkateswarlu, B., Rao, S. N. and Kulkarni, H. D. 2010. Effect of modification of tree density and geometry on intercrop yields and economic returns in Leucaena based agroforestry systems for wood production in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India. Experimental Agriculture 46: 155-172.

    43. Sharma, K. L., Balaguruvaiah, D., Babu, M. V. S., Reddy, B. R., Rao, Ch. S., Mishra, P. K., Grace, J. K., Ramesh, M., Madhavi, M., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U. K., Korwar, G. R., Sankar, G. R. M. and Chary, G. R. 2010. Long-term impact of soil and nutrient management practices on soil quality in rainfed Alfisols at Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 25: 74-85.

    44. Prasad, J. V. N. S., Korwar, G. R., Rao, K. V., Srinivas, K., Srinivasarao, Ch., Pedababu, B., Venkateswarlu, B., Rao, S. N. and Kulkarni, H. D. 2010. On-farm evaluation of two fast growing trees for biomass production for industrial use in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India. New Forests 42: 51-61.

    45. Sharma, K. L., Grace, J. K., Mishra, P. K., Venkateswarlu, B., Nagdeve, M. B., Gabhane, V. V., Sankar, G. R. M., Korwar, G. R., Chary, G. R., Rao, C. S., Gajbhiye, P. N., Madhavi, M., Mandal, U. K., Srinivas, K. And Ramachandran, K. 2011. Effect of soil and nutrient management treatments on soil quality indices under cotton-based production system in rainfed semi-arid tropical Vertisol. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 42: 11, 1298 — 1315.

    46. Rama rao, C. A., Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Patibandla, A. K. and Sudhakar, C. 2011. Adoption, impact and discontinuance of integrated pest management technologies for pigeonpea in South India. Outlook on Agriculture. 40 (3): 245-250.

    47. Rao M. S., Rama Rao C. A., Srinivas, K., Pratibha, G., Vidya Sekhar, S. M., Sree Vani, G., Venkatswarlu, B. 2012. Intercropping for management of insect pests of castor, Ricinus communis, in the semi–arid tropics of India. Journal of Insect Science 12:14. available online: http://www.insectscience.org/12.14

    48. Sharma, K. L., Padmaja, K. V., Srinivas, K., Grace, J. K., Korwar, G. R. Venkateswarlu, B. and Mandal, U. K. 2012. Determination of optimum phosphorus level for grain sorghum using external and internal response indicators in rainfed semi-arid tropical Alfisol. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 35:854–873.

    49. Rao M. S., Manimanjari, D., Vanaja, M., Rama Rao C. A., Srinivas, K., Rao, V. U. M. and Venkatswarlu, B. 2012. Impact of elevated CO2 on tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura on peanut, Arachis hypogea. Journal of Insect Science 12:103. available online: http://www.insectscience.org/12.103.

    50. Prasad, J. V. N. S., Srinivas, K., Srinivasa Rao, Ch., Ramesh, Ch., Venkatravamma, K. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2012. Biomass productivity and carbon stocks of farm forestry and agroforestry systems of leucaena and eucalyptus in Andhra Pradesh, India. Current Science 103 (5): 536-540.

    51. Grace, J. K., Sharma, K. L., Sumachandrika, D., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U. K., Raju, B. M. K., Korwar, G. R., Venkateswarlu, B., Kumar, S., Sankar, G. R. M., Munnalal and Satish Kumar, T. 2012. Effect of longterm use of tillage, residues and N levels in sorghum (Sorghum vulgare (L)) – castor (Ricinus communis ) cropping system under rainfed conditions – Crop responses and economic performance – Part I. Experimental Agriculture. doi:10.1017 /S001447971200124X.

    Books/Bulletins

    1. Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U. K., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Vittal, K. P. R., Venkateswarlu, B., Ramesh, V. and Grace, J. K. 2004. Strategies and Approaches to Improve and Assess Soil Quality. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 138

    2. Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao, C. A., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Srinivas, K., Sreevani, G. and Vittal, K. P. R. 2006. Crop-crop diversity as a key component of IPM in pigeonpea. Research Bulletin. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 24

    3. Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao, C. A., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Srinivas, K., Sreevani, G. and Vittal, K. P. R. 2006. Effect of crop-crop diversity on insect pests – A meta analysis. Research Bulletin. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 24.

    4. Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao, C. A., Anjaiah, E., Srinivas, K., Pratibha, G., Vidyasekhar, S. M. and Prasad, M. S. Samagra sasya rakshanalo yaajamanya paddhathulu (Management practices in integrated pest management) 2007. KVK Bulletin – 15 in Telugu. KVK, CRIDA, Hyderabad

    5. Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao, C. A., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Srinivas, K., Sreevani, G., Venkateswarlu, B. and Vittal, K. P. R. 2007. Crop-crop diversity as a key component of IPM in castor. Research Bulletin. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 20.

    6. 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. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp 32

    7. Maruthi, V., Srinivas, K., Reddy, G. S., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Reddy, K. S., Reddy, B. M. K., Reddy, B. S., Reddy, P. R. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2008. Value addition to crop residues: a case study of groundnut shell. Research Bulletin No. TB/01/08. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 12.

    8. Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Rao, G. G. S. N. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2008. Impact of elevated CO2 on insect-herbivore – host interactions. Research Bulletin. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 32.

    9. Srinivasa Rao, Ch., Venkateswarlu, B. Srinivas, K., Kundu, S. and Singh, A. K. 2011. Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad. pp. 322.

    10. Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Manimanjari, D. Rama Rao, C. A., Rao, V. U. M. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2012. Response to evlevated CO2 of multiple generations of semilooper, Achaea janata L. (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) feeding on castor. Research Bulletin 01/12. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 28.

    11. Srinivasa Rao, M., Rama Rao, C. A.,Vennila, S., Raju, B. M. K., Srinivas, K., Padmaja, P. C. M., Rao, A. V. M. S., Maheswari, M., Rao, V. U. M. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2012. Meta Analysis of Impact of Elevated CO2 on host – insect herbivore interactions. Research Bulletin 02/12. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 48.

    12. Nirmala, G., Vidyasekhar, S. M., Maruthi, V., Srinivas, K., Reddy, B.M.K., Srinivas, V. and Singh, S. 2012. Bhoosara parirakshana melaina yajamanya paddhathulu (Good management practices for soil fertility maintenance), Good agricultural practices series 1 in Telugu, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp. 32.

    13. Vijayakumari, G. and Srinivas, K. 2012. Biochemical Composition of Plant Roots – Implications for Soil Organic Matter and Carbon Sequestration. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. pp. 73.

    14. Maruthi, V., Srinivas, K., Reddy, K. S., Prabhakar, M., Nirmala, G., Ravi Kumar, N., Saroja, D. G. M. and Venkateswarlu, B. Compendium of Lectures, ICAR Short Course on ‘Modern Monitoring Tools for Enhanced Resource Use Efficiency in Rainfed Agriculture’, 04-13 October, 2012, CRIDA, Hyderabad. pp. 136.

    15. Prasad, M. S., Pankaj, P. K., Ravi Shankar, K., Srinivas, K. and Rao, K. V. Training Manual, Training Programme on ‘Organic Farming & Rainwater Harvesting and Utilization for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Rainfed Areas’, 16-22 October, 2012, CRIDA, Hyderabad. pp. 130.

    Book Chapters

    1. Das, S. K., Sharma, K. L., Neelam Saharan, and Srinivas, K. 1995. Soil fertility management and fertiliser use. In Sustainable Development of Dryland Agriculture in India (Ed. R. P. Singh) Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur. pp 95-116

    2. Katyal, J. C., Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K. 1997. In Sulphur in Indian agriculture. Proceedings of the TSI/FAI/IFA symposium on "Sulphur in Balanced Fertilisation" held at New Delhi during February 13-14, 1997. pp KS-2/1 - KS-2/11

    3. Katyal, J. C., Sharma, K. L. and Srinivas, K. 1997. Nutrient management practices in dryland agriculture and cropping systems. In Nutrient Management Practices in Crops and Cropping Systems (Eds. C. P. Ghonsikar and V. S. Shinde) Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur. pp 191-211

    4. Srinivas, K., Vittal, K. P. R. and Sharma, K. L. 1999. Resource characterization of drylands : Soils. In Fifty Years of Dryland Agricultural Research in India (Eds. H. P. Singh, Y. S. Ramakrishna, K. L. Sharma and B. Venkateswarlu) Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad. pp. 41-55.

    5. Sharma, K. L., Vittal, K. P. R., Srinivas, K., Venkateswarlu, B. and Neelaveni, K. 1999. Prospects of organic farming in dryland agriculture. In Fifty Years of Dryland Agricultural Research in India (Eds. H. P. Singh, Y. S. Ramakrishna, K. L. Sharma and B. Venkateswarlu) Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad. pp. 369-378.

    6. Singh, H. P., Sharma, K. L., Srinivas, K. and Mandal, U. K. 2002. Crop responses to phosphorus application and its management in rainfed areas of India. In Indian Fertilizer Scene Annual – 2002 Directory. Commercial Publications, Mumbai.

    7. Sharma, K. L., Vittal, K. P. R., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Srinivas, K., Venkateswarlu, B. and Grace, J. K. 2007. Fertilizer use constraints and management in rainfed areas with special emphasis on N use efficiency. In Agricultural Nitrogen Use & its Environmental Implications (Eds. Y. P. Abrol, N. Raghuram and M. S. Sachdev). I. K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. pp. 121-138.

    8. Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2009. Pest control options in organic farming. In Efficient Use of On-farm and Off-farm Resources in Organic Farming (Eds. P. Ramesh and A. S. Rao). Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal. pp. 64-74.

    9. Srinivas, K. 2009. Enhancing water productivity in drylands through water management, fertility management and conservation tillage. In Participatory Natural Resource Management for Enhancing Water Productivity in Drylands (Eds. K. Ravishankar, K. Nagasree, D. B. V. Ramana, M. V. Padmanabhan and B. Venkateswarlu). Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad. pp. 7-10.

    10. Srinivasa Rao, M., Srinivas, K., Vanaja, M., Rao, G. G. S. N., Venkateswarlu, B., and Ramakrishna, Y. S. 2009. Impact of elevated carbon dioxide on lepidopteran insect pests of castor. In Global Climate Change and Indian Agriculture (Ed. P. K. Aggarwal). Indian Council Of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. pp. 66-70.

    11. Sharma, K. L., Ramakrishna, Y. S., Samra, J. S., Sharma, K. D., Mandal, U. K., Venkateswarlu, B. and Srinivas, K. 2010. Strategies for improving the productivity of rainfed farms in India with special emphasis on soil quality improvement. In: Water and Agricultural Sustainability Strategies (Ed. M. S. Kang). CRC Press, USA, pp. 207-225.

    12. Srinivas, K. and Maruthi, V. 2011. Plant roots and carbon sequestration. In. Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security (Eds. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, B. Venkateswarlu, K. Srinivas, S. Kundu and A. K. Singh). Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad. pp. 200-223.