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

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...

Evaluation of Fungicides for the Control of Gray and White Mold in Snap Beans
2006

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
2006

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...

Development of an IPM Program for Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle in Vegetable Cropping Systems
2006

Project Objectives 1. Implement and evaluate a Pilot IPM scouting program for the WSCB in snap beans 2. Evaluate WSCB seasonal aggregation and movement patterns within diversifi ed vegetable...

Impacts of high biomass cover crop management on soil factors and corn root rot and productivity
2006

Objective: to evaluate the impacts of N availability, microbial activity, and root health on corn productivity and yield in high biomass cover crop systems.

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production (2006)
2006

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 (2006)
2006

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

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

Cooperators: Brian Yorgey, OSU...

Weed management in sweet corn and other rotational crops (2006)
2006

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objectives:

  1. Evaluate Impact herbicide efficacy, crop tolerance, and...
Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation (2006)
2006

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers

Objectives: 1. Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield and improved plant architecture. 2....

Tolerance of Carrots and Parsnips to Dual Magnum and Outlook Herbicides (2006)
2006

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey and Bob McReynolds
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objective:

  1. compare crop tolerance of carrots and...