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.
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.
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
Months it takes after graduation for all graduate students to be placed in jobs
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.
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
The year that two USDA plant pathologists, WB Allington and DW Chamberalin, first described the fungus that causes brown stem rot of soybean.
Ph.D. students placed in tenure track positions in past 5 years
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)