Average GPA of incoming graduate students
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Horticulture undergraduate student job placement rate
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
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.
Job offers for each undergraduate and graduate student in crop sciences
Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree students in crop sciences
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree
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.
New graduates needed by 2020 with a master's degree or Ph.D. in plant breeding