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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.
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.
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree
Horticulture undergraduate student job placement rate
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.
Average Quantitative and Verbal Score on the GRE
Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree students in crop sciences
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate