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
Average Quantitative and Verbal Score on the GRE
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.
Value of Illinois Soybean Association Scholarship over four years for undergraduate students in crop sciences
Average GPA of incoming graduate students
Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree students in crop sciences
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.
Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Department of Crop Sciences
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.