Average GPA of incoming graduate students
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
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.
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.
Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Department of Crop Sciences
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
$65,000 - $80,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Master’s Degree from the Department of Crop Sciences
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate