Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

The Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission funds production research for six vegetables used for processing: snap beans, broccoli, table beets, carrots, cauliflower and sweet corn. Research funds come from assessments paid by growers, collected by processors and remitted annually to the Commission.

Eleven members comprise the Commission – seven producers, three processors representatives and one public member. The director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture appoints commissioners who can serve a maximum of two consecutive three year terms. 

State law (ORS Chapter 576) governs the operation of Oregon commodity commissions like the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission. The law creates the Commission and establishes the maximum assessment rate the Vegetable Commission can levy, 0.5% of the value of the commodity. All of Oregon's 26 commodity commissions are under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

 

Commission Members

Scott Zielinski, Chairman, Producer, Salem – Term expires 6/30/2017
Matt Vandehey, Processor, Vice - Chairman, Forest Grove – Term expires 6/30/2019
Ernie Pearmine, Treasurer, Producer, Gervais – Term expires 6/30/2018
Kim Frahm, Handler, Albany - Term expires 6/30/19
Matthew Cook, Producer, Albany – Term expires 6/30/2017
Tim Berning, Processor, Stayton – Term expires 6/30/2018
Ryan Koch, Producer, Canby - Term expires 6/30/2017
Vacant, Producer, – Term expires 6/30/2018
Vacant, Producer, – Term expires 6/30/2018
Vacant, Public, – Term expires 6/30/18

Important Dates

Commission Meeting, March 9, 2017, 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting & Budget Hearing, April 20, 2017 - 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Contact the Commission Office:

Western Advocates, Inc.
Misty Slagle, Administrator
6745 SW Hampton Street, Suite 101
Portland, OR  97223

Phone: 503-924-1181
Email: opvcresearch@gmail.com

 

Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

OPVC Reports

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation (2016)
2016

Evaluation of combined fungicide and genetic resistance to control white mold in green beans (2016)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Jim Myers
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

...

Enhancing Oregon broccoli and cauliflower competitiveness by improving harvest efficiency (2016)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Peter Mes
P&R Seeds LLC

Executive Summary

Oregon vegetable processors are in...

Tolerance of Carrots to Bicyclopyrone and Tolpyralate (2016)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Tim Waters
WSU

Executive Summary...

Monitoring and Reporting Insect Pests in Cole Crops and Sweet Corn (VegNet) (2016)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Jessica Green 
OSU Dept. of Horticulture...

Increasing liming efficiency on processed vegetable farms (2016)
2016

PI Ed Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Co-PI Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Executive Summary

Several...

Providing organic nutrient management guidance to processed vegetable growers (2016)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Co-PI Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of...

Enhanced efficiency fertilizer technologies for improved production in sweet corn (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept. Crop and Soil Science

Co-PIs Aaron Heinrich and Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of...

Clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) control strategies on brassicas (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Alex Stone
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Increasing liming efficiency on processed vegetable farms (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept. Crop and Soil Science

Co-PI Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

...

Fine-tuning P fertilizer rates for snap beans (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

CO PI Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Monitoring and Reporting Insect Pests in Cole Crops and Sweet Corn (VegNet) (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
Co-PI Jessica Green
OSU Department of Horticulture

Interseeding of Cover Crops to Improve Cover Crop Establishment and Performance (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Effect of pop-up fertilizers and planting density on early season sweet corn growth and ear yield (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI James Myers
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept. of Food Science

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI James Myers
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept. of Food Science

Evaluation of combined fungicide and genetic resistance to control white mold in green beans (2015)
2016

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI James Myers
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Increasing the Nutrient Use Efficiency of Snap Beans (2014)
2014

2014 research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

PI Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Co-PI Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Dan...

Enhanced efficiency fertilizer technologies for improved production in sweet corn (2014)
2014

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan Sullivan, Dept of Crop and Soils

Executive Summary

Enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF) technologies...

Clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) control strategies on brassicas (2014)
2014

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Aaron Heinrich and Alex Stone
OSU Department of Horticulture

Executive summary
This research has...

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production (2014)
2014

Research report to Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

James R. Myers and Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Hort.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Processors need broccoli...

Effect of pop-up fertilizers and planting density on early season sweet corn growth and ear yield (2014)
2014

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept of Hort

Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept of Crop and Soils

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY...

Monitoring and Reporting Insect Pests in Cole Crops and Sweet Corn: VegNet (2014)
2014

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey and Jessica Green
OSU Dept of Hort

Executive Summary
For the past 18 years, processed...

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2014)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Comission

Jim Myers and Brain Yorgey
OSU

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable...

Improving the Utility of Upbeet (Triflsulfuron) Herbicide in Table Beets (2014)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Comission

Ed Peachey
OSU Department of Horticulture

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Despite the availability of...