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.

 

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

Commission Meeting, February 17, 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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

OPVC Reports

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2009)
2009

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers and Brian Yorgy

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

Tractor image: John Luna Energy audits to identify opportunities for processed vegetable growers to save electricity, fuel, and fertilizer
2009

The goal: to develop a comprehensive list of likely efficiency opportunities that might be found in the processed vegetable growing sector, along with templates for analyzing and presenting...

Reducing energy inputs in Oregon vegetable production to enhance economic and environmental sustainability
2009

Energy input comparisons between tillage systems; evaluation of the value of legumes as part of a cover crop mixture used in strip-till sweet corn production; evaluation of the nitrogen...

Cultivar evaluation for control of common smut in sweet corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington
2008

Twenty-five sweet corn cultivars were evaluated for resistance to natural infection by common smut.

VegNet regional pest monitoring program
2008

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...

Identification of high yielding, root rot tolerant sweet corn hybrids
2008

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

Fusarium crown and root rot of sweet corn in the PNW: host resistance and association of cucumber beetles with infected hosts
2008

Objective 1: Evaluate commercial sweet corn varieties and inbred germplasm in small plots for susceptibility to root rot, stalk node rot, and crown rot. Objective 2: Examine the relationship...

Weed Control in Table Beets and Carrots (2008)
2008

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objective:

  1. Evaluate the potential of controlling hairy nightshade with...
Ascospore trapping of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in snap bean fields (2008)
2008

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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Biological control and reduced-tillage for white mold management in Willamette Valley processed snap bean production (2008)
2008

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Ken Johnson
OSU Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology

Objectives:

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Broccoli breeding, evaluation and seed production (2008)
2008

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

1...

Weed management in sweet corn and other rotational crops (2008)
2008

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey and Alysia Greco
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Chris Boerboom, University O Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Marty...

Weed management in sweet corn and other rotational crops (2008)
2008

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey and Alysia Greco
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Chris Boerboom, University O Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Marty...

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2008)
2008

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers

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

Green bean breeding and evaluation
2007

Objectives: 1. Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield and improved plant architecture. 2. Improve pod characteristics including straightness, color, smoothness,...

Identification of high yielding, root rot tolerant sweet corn hybrids
2007

Objective: Identify sweet corn hybrids released for the processing market for high and stable yields under heavy and light root rot pressure.

VegNet regional pest monitoring program
2007

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...

Evaluation of fungicides for the control of gray and white mold in snap beans
2007

Cancellation of the registration of an effective bean mold fungicide, Ronilan, occurred at the end of the 2005 growing season. Finding equivalent alternatives for use in snap bean is critical....

Management of Sweet Corn Root and Crown Rot in the Pacific Northwest
2007

Objective 1: Evaluation of commercial sweet corn varieties and inbred germplasm in small plots for susceptibility to seed rot/damping-off as well as root, stalk, and crown rot. Objective 2:...

Improving herbicide options in beets, carrots, and other root crops
2007

Weed management in table beets has improved with the recent registration of Dual Magnum. Hairy nightshade control continues to be a challenge, however. Nortron (ethofumesate) herbicide is now...

Broccoli breeding, evaluation, and seed production (2007)
2007

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives: ...

Cultivar evaluation for control of common smut in sweet corn and high plains virus in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2007)
2007

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

George Clough and Philip Hamm
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Cooperators: Nick David and Stacy...

Weed management in sweet corn and other rotational crops (2007)
2007

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

SUMMARY:

  • Impact and Laudis herbicides were evaluated for wild proso...
Assessing the costs of transitioning land to certified organic in processed vegetable production (2007)
2007

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Clark Seavert
NWREC Center Director & agricultural economist

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Dan...

Identification of High Yielding, Root Rot Tolerant Sweet Corn Hybrids
2006

Three trials at two locations were conducted to evaluate sweet corn hybrids for performance under root rot conditions. While both sugar/se and supersweet sweet corn hybrids were evaluated, the...