Horticulture undergraduate student job placement rate
Average GPA of incoming graduate students
Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center
Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
Value of Illinois Soybean Association Scholarship over four years for undergraduate students in crop sciences
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.
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.
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.
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree
The year that two USDA plant pathologists, WB Allington and DW Chamberalin, first described the fungus that causes brown stem rot of soybean.