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

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:

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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

...

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)
2011

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers and Brian Yorgey

Objective: Breed improved Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with:
a. White and gray mold...

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

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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...