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: Friday - January 16, 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
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

 

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OPVC Reports

Broccoli breeding, evaluation and seed production (2005)
2005

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives: ...

Cultural management of corn root rot (2005)
2005

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept of Horticulture

With assistance from: Mikio Miyazoe, Galen Weston, and Michael Hertel

Summary of...

Cultivar Evaluation for Control of Common Smut in Sweet Corn and High Plains Virus in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2005)
2005

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

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

Processing Quality Evaluation Brian...

Cultivar Evaluation for Control of Common Smut in Sweet Corn and High Plains Virus in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2005)
2005

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

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

Cooperators: Lindsey du Toit,...

Evaluation of Fungicides for the Control of Gray and White Mold in Snap Beans
2005

Cancellation of the registration of an effective bean mold fungicide, Ronilan, is slated to occur at the end of growing season in 2005. Finding equivalent alternatives by 2006 for use in snap...

broccoli Evaluation of the Fungicide, Omega, for the Control of Club Root Fungus in Broccoli and Cauliflower
2004

Objective: The objective of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of the fungicide, Omega (fluazinam), in controlling Club Root fungus, (Plasmodiophora brassicae) in broccoli and...

beans Evaluation of Fungicides for the Control of Gray and White Mold in Snap Beans
2004
corn Effect of Irrigation Level on Root Rot in Sweet Corn
2004
beans Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
2004

The general objective of the processing component of this research is to support the vegetable processing industry in the Willamette Valley by evaluating green beans developed in Jim Myers'...

corn Identification of High Yielding Root Rot Tolerant Sweet Corn Hybrids
2004

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

beans Trap Cropping and Removal Trapping to Enhance Control of Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle in Vegetable Crops
2004

The western spotted cucumber beetle (WSCB) is the major insect pest of the Willamette Valley vegetable industry, attacking snap beans, sweet corn, and cucurbit crops.

beets Weed Control in Table Beets (2004)
2004

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objective:

  1. determine the potential of using Dual Magnum herbicide for...
broccoli Broccoli Breeding (2004)
2004

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Myers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

...
corn Cultural Management of Corn Root Rot (2004)
2004

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept of Soil and Crop Science

Steve Scheuerell
...

corn Cultural Management of Corn Root Rot (2004)
2004

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Objective:

  1. To determine the relationship between cropping history, sweet...
corn Cultivar Evaluation for Control of Common Smut in Sweet Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2004)
2004

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

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

Objective:

  1. Evaluate...
beans Developing an Integrated Management Tool to Predict Hairy Nightshade Growth in Snap Beans (2004)
2004

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

 

corn Weed and Sweet Corn Response to Option, Accent, and Callisto Herbicides (2004)
2004

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objective:

  1. Compare tolerance of sweet corn to Option (formasulfuron)...
beetle Trap Cropping and Removal Trapping to Enhance Control of Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle in Vegetable Crops
2003
corn Selection of Cover Crops for Root Rot Supression and Yield Enhancement in Corn
2003

Objective: To identify cover crops that can be grown in rotation with corn to suppress corn root rot and improve corn yield.

beans Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
2003
Insect Contamination of Broccoli and Cauliflower (2003)
2003

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan McGrath
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objectives:

  1. Maintain, evaluate, and refine a regional pest monitoring...
corn Identification of High Yielding Root Rot Tolerant Sweet Corn Hybrids
2003
corn Pest Management in Sweet Corn
2003

1. Irrigation level effects on sweet corn growth, yield, and root rot

2. Wild Proso Millet (WPM) control

3. Survival and emergency of WPM

corn "Rotbusters" 2003: Soil factors, cropping history, varietal tolerance, and corn root rot (2003)
2003

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objectives:

Determine-

  1. the root rot tolerance and yield potential...