Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
Job offers for each undergraduate and graduate student in crop sciences
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.
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.
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree
Average GPA of incoming graduate students
Average Quantitative and Verbal Score on the GRE
Percentage of undergraduate students who pursue advanced degrees
New graduates needed by 2020 with a master's degree or Ph.D. in plant breeding
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.