The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Average Quantitative and Verbal Score on the GRE
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
Average GPA of incoming graduate students
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.
Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree students in crop sciences
Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center
Applicants to graduate program in the Department of Crop Sciences in 2010
$75,000 - $95,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Ph.D. from the Department of 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.