Ph.D. students placed in tenure track positions in past 5 years
Estimated number of elm trees on U of I campus that perished from 1948 to 1972 as a result of a one-two punch of elm diseases: elm phloem necrosis and dutch elm disease.
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
Dollar value of U.S. commercial horseradish produced in Illinois. Control tactics developed at U of I saved this Illinois industry from an internal root discoloration problem caused by complex fungal pathogens.
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Graduate student fellowships available
Undergraduate students in crop sciences who complete at least one summer internship.
New graduates needed by 2020 with a master's degree or Ph.D. in plant breeding
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)