Ph.D. students placed in tenure track positions in past 5 years
New graduates needed by 2020 with a master's degree or Ph.D. in plant breeding
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.
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
$75,000 - $95,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Ph.D. from the Department of Crop Sciences
Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
Average GPA of incoming graduate students
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.
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.