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.
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.
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.
Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
Percentage of undergraduate students who pursue advanced degrees
Job offers for each undergraduate and graduate student in crop sciences
The year that two USDA plant pathologists, WB Allington and DW Chamberalin, first described the fungus that causes brown stem rot of soybean.
$65,000 - $80,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Master’s Degree from the Department of Crop Sciences