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

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

...

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production (2011)
2011

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

...
Weed control in sweet corn: tolerance to HHPD herbicides; control of nutsedge; and flame weeding in high-residue systems (2011)
2011

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

George Clough
OSU Hermiston Ag Exp Station

Objectives:

  1. ...
Symphylan Control Trial in Snap Beans (2011)
2011

Author and reporting agency unknown

Objective:

  1. To evaluate the efficacy of the new insecticidal bait, Seduce, for symphylan control in snap beans.
Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
2011

Objective: Breed improved Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with:
a. White and gray mold resistance
b. Improved plant architecture
c. High economic yield
d. Improved pod...

Management of Fusarium Diseases of Sweet Corn in the PNW: Seed Microflora Influence on Disease and Development of Fusarium-Free Seed
2010

Principal Investigator: Cynthia M. Ocamb, Ext. Specialist & Associate Professor, Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU – Corvallis
Co-investigator: Nathan Miller, Postdoctoral Research...

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
2010

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

a. White and gray mold resistance
b. Improved plant architecture
c. High economic yield
d. Improved pod...

Corn Identification of High-Yielding, Root Rot Tolerant Sweet Corn Hybrids
2010

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

Supplemental Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission 2010-2011: Processing and Quality Evaluation of Experimental Green Beans
2010

 

Title: Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation

Project Leaders: Brian Yorgey, Food Science and Technology, Jim Myers, Horticulture

...

Field Evaluation of Carrot Seed Treated With Germicidal Light to Reduce Populations of Seed-Borne Xanthomonas hortorum pv.carotae
2010

Objectives for 2010 and Accomplishments:

Conduct a field trial to evaluate the use of UV seed disinfestation on carrot growth and disease levels

Seed-borne pathogen levels were...

Strategies to Establish Wildlife Habitat Adjacent to Agricultural Land
2010

Project Leader: Ed Peachey, Horticulture Department, OSU
Cooperators: Alex Stone, Horticulture Department, OSU, Cook Farms, Albany, OR

Objectives
1. Develop strategies to manage...

Development of Tools to Assist Growers in Meeting Wildlife Habitat Sustainability Standards and Preparing Conservation Plans
2010

OPVC Grant Progress Report

The Oregon Wildlife Institute and Oregon State University Horticulture Department Faculty have been collaborating in the development of tools and materials to...

Impact of Biological Control on White Mold Sclerotial Survival and Disease Severity in Subsequent Resistant and Susceptible Bean Crops
2010

Objectives:

To evaluate the impact of Contans applications and reduced tillage on:
1) sclerotial survival,
2) sclerotial colonization by Coniothyrium minitans and other fungi,...

Nutsedge Control in Sweet Corn and Other Rotational Crops
2010

Research Objectives
1. Determine the potential of controlling nutsedge in sweet corn with HPPD herbicides in combination with other products.
2. Determine sweet corn tolerance to HPPD...

Cultivar Evaluation for Control of Common Smut in Sweet Corn in the Columbia Basin (2010)
2010

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

George Clough
Philip Hamm
OSU Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Objective:

  1. Evaluate...
A future without organophosphorus insecticides – yet plenty of cabbage maggots in Brassica crops! (2010)
2010

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Amy Dreves
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Robert McReynolds
NWREC

Dan McGrath
OSU Dept. of Hort...

Ascospore Trapping of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Snap Bean Fields and Root Rot Management (2010)
2010

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Cindy Ocamb
OSU Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology

Nathan Miller
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, BPP, OSU

...

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production Report (2010)
2010

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

...
VegNet Regional Pest Monitoring Program Report (2010)
2010

VegNet is a regional pest monitoring and reporting network serving the Oregon processed vegetable industry, managed by the OSU Extension Service, and funded by the Oregon Processed Vegetable...