Curt Rom

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Curt Rom

University Professor/Associate Dean for International Education

Phone: (479) 575-7434

Fax: (479) 575-8619





  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • M.S. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • B.S. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


Courses Taught

HORT2003: Principles of Horticulture

HORT3503: Sustainable and Organic Horticulture

HORT3901: Horticultural Career Development

HORT4103: Fruit Production Science and Technology

HORT4403: Plant Propagation


Research Emphasis:

  • Fruit cultivar and rootstock testing and development and participates on the NC-140 Project: Improving economic and environmental sustainability in tree fruit production through changes in rootstock use.
  • Fruit Crop Management and Physiology including crop nutrition
  • Woody plant physiology
  • Sustainable and Organic Production Systems of Specialty Crops
  • Organic Orchard Management:  Developing Best Practices for Ground Cover and Nutrition Management in the South High Tunnel Production of fruits and other specialty crops
  • Farmers Market Promotion


Recent Selected Publications

Mays, N, C. R. Rom, K. Brye M. Savin, M.E. Garcia. 2015  ">Groundcover management system and nutrient source impacts on soil quality indicators in an organically managed apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) orchard in the Ozark Highlands  HortScience 50(2):1–9. 2015

Rodriguez, G., J. Popp, C. R. Rom, H.F. Friedrich, and J. McAfee. 2014 An Interactive Economic Decision Support Tool for Risk and Return Analysis of Organic Apple Production.  HortTechnology 24(6):757-770

Mays, N, K. Brye, C. R. Rom, M. Savin, M.E. Garcia.  2014  Carbon and nitrogen sequestration in an organically managed apple orchard. Hortscience 49(5): 637-644

Complete CV for Curt Rom