The year that two USDA plant pathologists, WB Allington and DW Chamberalin, first described the fungus that causes brown stem rot of soybean.
Percentage of undergraduate students who pursue advanced degrees
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.
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Value of Illinois Soybean Association Scholarship over four years for undergraduate students in crop sciences
Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
Ph.D. students placed in tenure track positions in past 5 years
Job offers for each undergraduate and graduate student in crop sciences
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree