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.


Research Reports 2014-15

Deadline for written reports: December 31, 2014. Submit as PDF to opvc@westernadvocates.com

The oral reports for 2014-15 research will be held:

Date: Thursday - January 15, 2015.
Time: 9:00am
Location: NAT. CLONAL GERMPLASM REPOS. USDA-ARS, 33447 PEORIA ROAD
Corvallis OR 97333

Commission Members

Scott Setniker, Chairman, Producer, Independence – Term expires 6/30/2014
Matt Vandehey, Processor, Vice - Chairman, Forest Grove – Term expires 6/30/2016
Jeff Page, Treasurer, Producers, Jefferson – Term expires 6/30/2014
Wayne Parker, Handler, Albany - Term expires 6/30/16
Corey Dickman, Producer, Silverton – Term expires 6/30/2014
Scott Zielinski, Producer, Salem – Term expires 6/30/2014
Tim Berning, Processor, Stayton – Term expires 6/30/2015
Joseph Fitts, Producer, Independence – Term expires 6/30/2015
Jon Iverson, Producer, Woodburn – Term expires 6/30/2015
Gary Cramer, Public, Portland - Term expires 6/30/15
Ernie Pearmine, Producer, Gervais – Term expires 6/30/2015 

Important Dates

Commission Meeting, November 6, 2014 - 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting, December 4, 2014 - 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Research Reports, January 15, 2015 - 9:00am USDA Germplasm Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Grower Meeting, January 22, 2015 - 8:30am Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon

Research Proposals, February 9, 2015 - 9:00am USDA Germplasm Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Commission Meeting, February 19, 2015 - 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting, March 12, 2015 - 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting & Budget Hearing, April 23, 2015 - 7:30pm 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: opvc@westernadvocates.com

 

Events

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OPVC Reports

Weed Control in Sweet Corn and Row Crop Rotations (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Department of Horticulture

Weed interference is a major, ongoing pest problem in sweet corn and a...

Weed Control in Snap Beans and Edamame with Fomesafen (Reflex) Herbicide (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Department of Horticulture

The objectives were to evaluate crop safety and weed control with...

Integrated strategies to improve weed control in beet crop rotations in the Willamette Valley (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture
 

The objective of this research was to determine best use...

Wildlife and fish use of seasonal watercourses and wetlands in vegetable producing farms of the Willamette Valley (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Guillermo Giannico and Dana Sanchez
OSU Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife   

OBJECTIVES: 1) Document...

Detection of Plasmodiophora brassicae (causal agent of Clubroot) in vegetable production fields of the Pacific Northwest (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Cindy Ocamb
OSU Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology

Clubroot, caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae, affects...

Mold Management in Snap Bean (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Cindy Ocamb  
OSU Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (causal...

Sweet corn diseases and their management in the PNW: seed treatment evaluations and development of Fusarium-free seed (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Cindy Ocamb  
OSU Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology

Sweet corn is susceptible to pathogenic ...

Improving fertilizer P and N use efficiency in sweet corn (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Ed Peachey and Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of Horticulture...

Predicting phosphorus needs in snap beans (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey and Aaron Heinrich
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

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

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Food Science and Technology

The green bean...

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Food Science and Technology

The broccoli...

Pesticide use practices and surface water loading in the Zollner Creek Watershed (2013)
2014

Research report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jeffrey Jenkins and Philip Janney   
OSU Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

We report on the...

Mold Management and Sclerotinia Ascospore Trapping in Snap Bean
2012

Principal Investigator: Cynthia M. Ocamb, Ext. Specialist & Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU - Corvallis
Telephone: (541) 737-4020
...

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
2012

Authors: Jim Myers and Brian Yorgey

Objective: Breed improved Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with:

a. White and gray mold resistance
b....

Detection of Plasmodiophora brassicae (causal agent of Clubroot) in vegetable production fields of the Pacific Northwest
2012

Principal Investigator: Cynthia M. Ocamb, Ext. Specialist & Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU – Corvallis
e-mail:...

Sweet corn diseases and their management in the PNW: Seed treatments and development of Fusarium-free seed
2012

Principal Investigator: Cynthia M. Ocamb, Ext. Specialist & Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU – Corvallis
e-mail:...

Pesticide use practices and surface water loading in the Zollner Creek Watershed Report to the OPVC
2012

Jeffrey Jenkins, Phillip Janney, and Dan McGrath
Oregon State University Extension

Goals:
1. A better understanding of the relationship between Agronomic and other land use...

Efficacy and Crop Safety of Herbicides on Garden Beet, Spinach and Chard
2012

Ed Peachey (OSU Dept. of Horticulture)

Objective:
Determine the efficacy and crop safety of herbicides on garden beet, spinach, and chard for the control of weeds.

Weed management alternatives in sweet corn
2012

Ed Peachey (OSU Dept. of Horticulture)

Objectives: Continue evaluating sweet corn tolerance to POST applied HPPD herbicides.

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production (2012)
2012

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

...
Predicting Phosphorus and Nitrogen Needs in Sweet Corn (2012)
2012

Dan M. Sullivan, Aaron Heinrich, and Ed Peachey
Horticulture and Crop & Soil Science, OSU

Research Objectives

Nitrogen:
1. Measure crop N uptake in the field (with...

Regional Pest Monitoring Program
2012

Principle investigator: Daniel McGrath (OSU Extension)

Cooperators: Manual Silveira and Jim Gill, NORPAC; Wayne Parker, Jason White, and Neil MacInnes, National Frozen; Ron Pearmine, Tom...

Evaluation of carrot seed treated with germicidal light to reduce populations of seed-borne Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae
2011

Principal Investigator: Cynthia M. Ocamb, Ext. Specialist & Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU - Corvallis
Telephone: (541) 737-4020
...

Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids for Sustainable Production
2011

 Objective: Identify sweet corn hybrids with suitable processing quality that have high, stable yields and tolerance to root rot disease complex.

VegNet Regional Pest Monitoring Program
2011

RESEARCH LEADER: Daniel McGrath
 

COOPERATORS: Manual Silveira and Jim Gill, NORPAC; Wayne Parker, Jason White, and Neil MacInnes, National Frozen; Jon Brown, Truitt Bros;...