The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Pounds per capita consumption of sweet corn in the United States. Nearly every sweet corn hybrid grown in North America contains endosperm mutant genes responsible for increased sweetness and quality, and/or disease resistance genes that are the result of U of I research.
Ph.D. students placed in tenure track positions in past 5 years
Average Quantitative and Verbal Score on the GRE
Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
Job offers for each undergraduate and graduate student in crop sciences
Percentage of undergraduate students who pursue advanced degrees
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.
Months it takes after graduation for all graduate students to be placed in jobs
$75,000 - $95,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Ph.D. from the Department of Crop Sciences