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 Proposals 2015-16

Deadline for written proposals: January 31, 2015. Submit as PDF to opvc@westernadvocates.com

The oral proposals for 2015-16 research will be held:

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

Commission Members

Scott Zielinski, Chairman, Producer, Salem – Term expires 6/30/2017
Matt Vandehey, Processor, Vice - Chairman, Forest Grove – Term expires 6/30/2016
Jeff Page, Treasurer, Producer, Jefferson – Term expires 6/30/2017
Wayne Parker, Handler, Albany - Term expires 6/30/16
Matthew Cook, Producer, Albany – Term expires 6/30/2017
Tim Berning, Processor, Stayton – Term expires 6/30/2015

Ryan Koch, Producer, Canby - Term expires 6/30/2017
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 16, 2015 - 9:00am USDA Germplasm Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Grower Meeting, January 29, 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

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...

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...