Devii R. Rao

Acting San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
831-637-5346 x14
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Also in:
Monterey County
Santa Cruz County

Education

MS Range Management, UC Berkeley. 2006
BA Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz. 1996

Specialty

Rangeland Ecology and Management, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management, Conservation of Biological Diversity, Watershed Protection and Management.

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Rao, D.; Davy, J.; and Bohnert, D. W. (In Press). Mineral Supplementation of Beef Cows in the Western United States. Cattle Producer’s Handbook, fourth edition. Western Beef Resources Committee. Publication number 327, pp 1-7.
  • Andreini, E.; Finzel, J.; Rao, D.; Larson-Praplan, S.; and Oltjen, J.W. (2018). Estimation of the Requirement for Water and Ecosystem Benefits of Cow-Calf Production on California Rangeland. Rangelands. 40(1), pp.24-31.
  • Davy, J.S.; Forero, L.C.; Shapero, M.W.K.; Rao, D. R.; Becchetti, T. A.; Koopman Rivers, C.; Stackhouse, J.W.; DeAtley, K.L.; McNabb, B.R. (2018). Mineral Status of California Beef Cattle. Translational Animal Science. Volume 3:Issue 1, Pages 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1093
  • Dykier, C.; Rao, D.; Nader, G.; Ingram, R.; Davy, J.; James, J.; Peischel, A. (2018). PROFILES OF CALIFORNIA BRUSH: Targeted Grazing to Reduce Fire Fuel Loads in California Chaparral Series Part 1. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. ANR Publication 8527. May 2018.
  • Rao, D.; Gornish, E; Smith, R. and Davy (2017). Progress Report: Tumbleweed on California’s Central Coast. Grasslands. 77:4, 11-13.
  • Hopkinson, P.; Stevenson, M.; Hammond, M.; Gennet, S.; Rao, D.; Bartolome, J.W. (2009). "Annual rye-grass: a new central California dominant?" Grasslands 19: 4-8.
  • Hopkinson, P.; Stevenson, M.; Hammond, M.; Gennet, S.; Rao, D.; Bartolome, J.W. (2008). "Annual rye-grass: a new central California dominant?" Fremontia 36: 20-24.
  • Rao, D.; Gennet, S.; Hammond, M.; Hopkinson, P.; Bartolome, J. W. (2006). A landscape analysis of grassland birds in a Valley Grassland-Oak Woodland mosaic. A. Merenlender, editor. The Sixth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities, Rohnert Park, CA, USA.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Rao, D. (2018). 2018 Forage Production Results for San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties. Livestock & Range Blog. August 6, 2018. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=27899
  • Rao, D.; Stewart, D.; and Sumner, D. A. (2018). 2018 Sample Costs for Beef Cattle: Cow-Calf Production, 300 Head Operation, Central Coast. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension, Agricultural Issues Center, UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/4c/e1/4ce1d18c-9b26-4bed-995d-94bc3d8a7d86/18beefcowcalfcentralcoast81018.pdf
  • Rao, D (2018). Keep Your Eyes Out For The Invasive Saharan Mustard. Livestock & Range Blog. February 12, 2018. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=26348
  • Rao, D. (2018). San Benito Weed Guide. UC Weed Science Blog. April 13, 2018. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=26900
  • Rao, D. (2018). Selenium Deficiency and White Muscle Disease in California Beef Cattle. Livestock & Range Blog. June 15, 2018. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=27484
  • Rao, D.; Gornish, E.; Smith, R.; Davy, J. (2018). Tumbleweed Control on California's Central Coast. 2018 Society for Range Management National Meeting Abstract. Sparks, NV. 1/20/2018. http://rangelands.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-Abstracts.pdf
  • Rao, D. (2018). Weeds to Watch Out For. Backcountry Horsemen of America Newsletter. May 30, 2018.
  • Rao, D. (2017). Economic Tools For Ranchers. Livestock & Range Blog. August 19, 2017. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=24948
  • Rao, D. (2017). Effective Herbicides for Controlling Central Coast Rangeland Weeds. Livestock & Range Blog. August 1, 2017. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=24800
  • Finzel, J.; Andreini, E.; Rao, D.; Larson - Praplan, S. R.; Oltjen, J. (2017). Estimating Water Tradeoffs of Beef Cattle on California Rangelands. 2017 Society for Range Management National Meeting Abstract. St. George, UT. 2/1/2017. http://rangelands.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2017-SRM-Annual-Meeting-Abstracts.pdf
  • Rao, D. (2017). Fighting Foxtail in a Small Pasture. UC Weed Science Blog and Livestock. October 30, 2017. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=25526
  • Rao, D. (2017). Selected Yellow Starthistle Treatment Options. Livestock & Range Blog. September 20, 2017. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=25226
  • Rao, Devii; Satyanarayan, K. (2017). Small Farmers Make Big Contributions: Dairy Production in India. Livestock & Range Blog. February 2, 2017. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=23184
  • Rao, D. (2017). Update on Foothill Abortion and the Vaccine. Livestock & Range Blog. September 8, 2017. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=25131
  • Rao, D. (2016). Castration, Vaccination, and Injection Site Tips. Livestock & Range Blog. 2/18/2016. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20254
  • Rao, D. (2016). How Can Pajaro Compass Benefit Ranchers? Livestock & Range Blog. 3/4/2016. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20412
  • Mashiri, F.; Rao, D. (2016). Needs Assessments Help Direct Research and Extension Focus for Two New Livestock Advisors. 2016 Society for Range Management National Meeting Abstract. Corpus Christi, TX. 2/1/2016. http://rangelands.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2016-SRM-abstracts-poster-presentations.pdf
  • Rao, Devii (2016). Residual Dry Matter Monitoring Report for Monterey County Rancher, dated November 6, 2015.
  • Rao, D. (2016). Salinas River Watershed Planning. Livestock & Range Blog. 1/25/2016. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20030
  • Rao, D. (2016). Tumbleweed Control Research in San Benito County. Livestock & Range News Newsletter. 9/12/2016. cesanbenito.ucanr.edu/newsletters/Livestock_-_Range_News64949.pdf
  • Rao, D. (2016). Tumbleweed Research in San Benito County. San Benito County Farm Bureau Newsletter. 3/2016.
  • Rao, D. (2015). What's Up With The Yeomans Plow? Livestock & Range Blog. 12/22/2015. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=19817
  • Ford, L.D.; P.A. Van Hoorn; D.R. Rao; N..J. Scott; P.C. Trenham; J.W. Bartolome (2013). Managing Rangelands to Benefit California Red-legged Frogs and California Tiger Salamanders. Livermore, California: Alameda County Resource Conservation District.
  • Ford, L. D. ; D. R. Rao (2012). Grazing Management Plan: Roblar Road Quarry Mitigation Site, Sonoma County, California, dated March 13, 2012. Prepared for John and Andrea Barella.
  • Ford, L.D.; EcoSystems West, (2011). Grazing Management Plan, Santa Teresa County Park, San Jose, California. Prepared for County of Santa Clara Department of Parks and Recreation, CA.
  • Ford, L. D.; D.R. Rao (2011). Hollister Hills SVRA: Rangeland Monitoring Report #1, Autumn 2011, dated September 23, 2011. Prepared for Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreational Area.
  • Arnold, R.A; J.W. Bartolome; L.D. Ford; D.R. Rao (2011). Review of Historical and Current Land Use Practices, Characterization of Suitable Habitat, and Habitat Management Recommendations for the Endangered Ohlone Tiger Beetle, Cicindela ohlone (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), dated September 2011. Prepared for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ventura, CA.
  • Ford, L. D. ; D.R. Rao (2011). Summary of 2009 and 2010 Monitoring Results and Advising on Horse Grazing Management, Glenwood Preserve, Scotts Valley, CA. Prepared for Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Ford, L.D.; S. Stephens; D. Rao. (2010). Fire Management Field Day Summary and Recommendations, Rockville Hills Regional Park, dated August 19, 2010. Prepared for City of Fairfield, CA.
  • Ford, L.D. ; D.R. Rao. (2010). Grazing Management Plan: Polo Ranch Conservation Easement Area, Scotts Valley, California. Prepared for Lennar Communities, San Ramon, CA. San Rafael, CA: Huffman Broadway Group.
  • Rao, D. ; L.D. Ford. (2010). Proposed Next Steps for Monitoring of Special Variables at Rockville Hills Regional Park: Weed Management Inventory and Planning, dated July 29, 2010. Prepared for City of Fairfield, CA.
  • Ford, L.D. ; D.R. Rao (2010). Rockville Hills Regional Park: Grazing Management Monitoring Report #2, Spring 2009. Prepared for City of Fairfield, CA.
  • Ford, L.D.; D. Rao; T. Luchini (2010). Rockville Hills Regional Park: Grazing Management Monitoring Report, Autumn 2009, dated June 20, 2010. Prepared for City of Fairfield, CA.
  • Rao, D. ; L.D. Ford (2010). Rockville Hills Regional Park: Grazing Management Monitoring Report, Autumn 2010, dated December 30, 2010. Prepared for City of Fairfield, CA.
  • Rao, D. ; L.D. Ford (2010). Rockville Hills Regional Park: Grazing Management Monitoring Report, Spring 2010, dated September 1, 2010. Prepared for City of Fairfield, CA.
  • Ford, L.D.; J.W. Bartolome; D. Rao (2009). 2009 Final Report and Results of Indicator Testing. Prepared for: Central Coast Rangeland Coalition, Indicators of Sustainable Rangeland Stewardship Project.
  • Rao, D. R.; L.D. Ford. (2009). Grazing Management Plan, Madera Ranch, Madera County, California. Prepared for Madera Irrigation District, Madera, CA. Sacramento, CA: ICF Jones and Stokes.
  • Ford, L.D. ; D. Rao (2009). Monitoring Report, Jade’s Ranch. Prepared for E. and R. Berg, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Ford, L.D. ; D. Rao (2009). Rockville Hills Regional Park: Grazing Management Monitoring Report, Autumn 2008. Prepared for City of Fairfield, CA.
  • Ford, L.D.; D.R. Rao; S. Wickham (2009). Weed Management Plan, Swett Ranches, Solano County, California. Prepared for Solano Land Trust, Fairfield, Calif. and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, Calif. San Anselmo, CA: Garcia and Assoc.
  • Ford, L.; J. Bartolome; D. Rao. (2008). 2008 Final Report and Results of Indicator Testing. Prepared for Central Coast Rangeland Coalition, Indicators of Sustainable Rangeland Stewardship Project.
  • Rao, D. ; L. Ford (2008). Eaton Ranch Manure Management Evaluation and Recommendations. Prepared for Bob Eaton. Monterey, CA: Fenton and Keller.
  • Bartolome, J.W.; R. H. Barrett; S. Gennet; M. Hammond; P. Hopkinson; D. Rao; E. Spotswood; J. Davila (2007). East Bay Regional Park District grasslands monitoring program summary report for 2006. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Bartolome, J.W; L.D. Ford; S. Gennet; M. Hammond; P. Hopkinson; D. Rao. (2007). Grazing Management Plan, Camp Roberts, California. Prepared for California Army National Guard. Berkeley, CA: Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Bartolome, J.W.; S. Gennet; M. Hammond; P. Hopkinson; M. Johnson; D. Rao; A. Scavullo; M. Wadsworth (2004). East Bay Regional Parks grasslands monitoring program summary report. University of California, Berkeley.
  • Bartolome, J.W.; Barrett, R. H.; Hammond, M.; Gennet, S.; Hopkinson, P.; Johnson, M.; Rao, D.; Scavullo, A.; Wadsworth, M. (2004). Summary report for the East Bay Regional Park District: 2004 Field Season, Year 3 Grasslands Monitoring Project. University of California, Berkeley.

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