The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has announced the first recipients of the graduate scholarship program.
Sask Wheat is committed to providing 100 thousand dollars a year towards graduate scholarships.
The four recipients are full-time graduate students in the department of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.
The winners were selected on academic merit and the impact of their studies on the wheat industry.
The four include Gursahib Singh, who is studying improved fusarium head blight management in durum wheat.
Also selected is Tatiana Vera-Ardila, looking into the timing of fungicide application and inheritance of resistance to stripe rust in spring wheat.
A third winner is Gurcharn Brar, looking into bio-molecular imaging and fungicide tools for managing fusarium head blight in durum and spring wheat.
The final selection was Xue Lin, involved with genomic analysis and mapping of the wheat genome.
As well as the 100 thousand dollars for graduate scholarships, the Wheat Commission provides ten thousand dollars a year for undergraduate scholarships in the College of Agriculture at the U of S.