director of the WSU winter wheat breeding and genetics program
Washington State University
Dr. Arron Carter is the O.A. Vogel Endowed Chair in Winter Wheat Breeding and Director of the winter wheat breeding and genetics program at Washington State University. His research focuses in on developing winter wheat cultivars with high yield potential, excellent end-use quality, and genetic resistance to biotic and abiotic stress. To research these goals, he implements the most recent technology available, including marker-assisted selection, genomic selection, high-throughput phenotyping, and other direct and indirect selection methods. His cultivars make up roughly 35% of the production in the Pacific Northwest and Dr. Carter works closely with his stakeholders to ensure his varieties help fit into current cropping systems and lead to high economic return and sustainable agricultural systems.