Value of Illinois Soybean Association Scholarship over four years for undergraduate students in crop sciences
Months it takes after graduation for all graduate students to be placed in jobs
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.
Undergraduate students in crop sciences who complete at least one summer internship.
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.
Retention rate in graduate program (national average is 52%)
The number of Rp genes conveying resistance to the corn rust pathogen, Puccinia sorghi, discovered by UI plant pathologist AL Hooker.
Crop sciences undergraduate student job placement rate
Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Department of Crop Sciences