Average GPA of incoming graduate students
Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree students in crop sciences
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
The year that bacteria were first described as pathogens of plants. Based on his work with fire blight of pear, quince, and apple, Thomas J Burrill, hired at the University of Illinois in 1867, was the first person to describe a plant disease caused by a bacterium.
Graduate student fellowships available
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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.
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.
Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center