Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree students in crop sciences
Graduate student fellowships available
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
The year that two USDA plant pathologists, WB Allington and DW Chamberalin, first described the fungus that causes brown stem rot of soybean.
Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
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.
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)
Percentage of undergraduate students who pursue advanced degrees
Undergraduate students in crop sciences who complete at least one summer internship.
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.