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 2016-17

For information on the competitive grant program as well as formatting instructions, click the blue button above labeled "OPVC Grant Program"

Deadline for written proposals: January 31, 2016. Submit as PDF to OPVCresearch@gmail.com

The oral proposals for 2016-17 research will be held:

Date: Monday - February 8, 2016.
Time: 8:00am
Location: Linn County Extension Office, 33630 McFarland Road, Tangent, OR 97389

Commission Members

Scott Zielinski, Chairman, Producer, Salem – Term expires 6/30/2017
Matt Vandehey, Processor, Vice - Chairman, Forest Grove – Term expires 6/30/2016
Ernie Pearmine, Treasurer, Producer, Gervais – Term expires 6/30/2018
Jeff Page, 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 6/30/2018
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

Grower Meeting, January 27, 2016 - 8:30am Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon

Research Proposals, February 8, 2016 - 8:00am Linn County Extension Office, Tangent, Oregon

Commission Meeting, February 18, 2016 - 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting, March 3, 2016 - 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting & Budget Hearing, April 21, 2016 - 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: opvcresearch@gmail.com

 

Events

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OPVC Reports

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
...

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...

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2012)
2012

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Authors: Jim Myers and Brian Yorgey

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

...
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;...

Development of Oregonvegetables.com as a new online resource for sustainability information for Oregon processed vegetable farmers
2011

Processed vegetable farmers and processors have taken leadership in developing and implementing sustainability practices. As part of an industry-wide initiative, the Oregon Processed...

Predicting N fertilizer Needs in Sweet Corn: Comparing Preplant Nmin and Pre-sidedress Tests to Improve Predictability
2011

 Ed Peachey, Dan Sullivan, and John Hart
Departments of Horticulture and Crop and Soil Science, OSU

Impact of biological control, oat cover crops and resistant germplasm on white mold of bean and root rot of corn
2011

Principal Investigator: Alex Stone, Dept. of Horticulture


Research technician: Mikio Miyazoe, Dept. of Horticulture

Management of Fusarium diseases of sweet corn in the PNW: Seed microflora influence on disease and development of Fusarium-free seed
2011

Objectives for 2011 and Accomplishments:


1. Examine the yield and disease levels of sweet corn plants grown from seeds treated with germicidal light.

2. Evaluate biological...

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

Objectives and Accomplishments for 2011:

1. Conduct a seed evaluation of several fresh carrot seed lots for Xanthomonas contamination levels and test the effects of UV light, hot water, and...

Root Maggot Control Trial
2011

 Purpose: 1) To determine the efficacy of post emergent applications of Coragen and Seduce insecticides for the control of cabbage root maggot in commercial cauliflower production. 2) To...

Ascospore Trapping of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Snap Bean Fields and Root Rot Management (2011)
2011

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Cindy Ocamb
OSU Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology

Nathan Miller
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, BPP, OSU

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