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

Ernie Pearmine, Chairman, Producer, Gervais – Term expires 6/30/2018

Scott Zielinski, Vice Chairman, Producer, Salem – Term expires 6/30/2017
Matt Vandehey, Treasurer Processor, Forest Grove – Term expires 6/30/2017
Kim Frahm, Handler, Albany - Term expires 6/30/19
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
Jeff Ediger, Producer, Dayton, – Term expires 6/30/2018
Jim Gerig, Public, Aurora– Term expires 6/30/2018
Vacant, Producer, – Term expires 6/30/18

Important Dates

Commission Meeting & Budget Hearing, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm 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

beans Developing an Integrated Management Tool to Predict Hairy Nightshade Growth in Snap Beans (2003)
2003

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Evaluation of Fungicides for the Control of Gray and White Mold in Snap Beans
2002

Objective: The purpose of this research was to verify fungicide performance observed in the previous two years.

Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids Resistant to Root/Stalk Rot
2002

Objectives:

  1. Characterize su and se and sh2 sweet corn hybrids for reaction to root rot and processing quality.
  2. Examine the effect of fumigation on root rot,, firing...
Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
2002
Impact of Cover Crops and Organic Amendments on Root Rot of Corn
2002
Suppression of Garden Symphylan, Scutigerella Immaculata with Insectides Banded at Planting, II
2002
Pest Management in Sweet Corn
2002

1. Efficacy of Vapam for control of weeds, insects and diseases in sweet corn

2. Impact of irrigation level on corn and disease

Cooperators:

Dwight Ediger,...

Pathogen-Herbicide Interactions in the Sweet Corn Decline Syndrome
2002
"Rotbusters" Sweet Corn Decline Field Survey (2002)
2002

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Mary Powelson
Robin Lundy
Cindy Ocamb
OSU Dept. of Botany and...

A Comparison of Different Row and Plant Spacings in Bed Type Table Beet Production (2002)
2002

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Sam and Tom Sweeney
Country Heritage Farms

Objective:

  1. To find in row and row spacings that would increase...
Aphid and Looper Contamination of Broccoli and Cauliflower (2002)
2002

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan McGrath
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Five insects contaminate broccoli in the Willamette Valley: cabbage loopers (...

Biology and Management of Fusarium Diseases on Sweet Corn in the PNW (2002)
2002

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Cynthia M. Ocamb
Ext. Specialist and Assistant Professor Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU

Nathan Miller
Graduate...

Control and Management of Common Smut on Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2002)
2002

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

George Clough, Philip Hamm, and Sarah Blatchford
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Lindsey du Toit...

Broccoli Breeding, Evaluation and Seed Production (2002)
2002

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

1...

Improving Herbicide Options in Beets (2002)
2002

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Robert McReynolds
OSU NWREC Aurora

Rebecca Sisco
WR IR-4 project...

Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
2001

Objectives:

 

  1. Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield and improved plant architecture.
  2. Improve pod characteristics including straightness,...
Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids Resistant to Root/Stalk Rot
2001

Objectives: Characterize su and se sweet corn hybrids for reaction to root/crown rot.
 

Management of Sweet Corn and Snap Bean Root Rots with Cover Crops and Organic Amendments
2001

Principal Investigator: Alexandra Stone
Graduate Student: Heather Darby

SUMMARY

  • A one-time amendment of soil with sudangrass decreased the severity of root rot of corn by 20...
Evaluation of Fungicides for the Control of Gray/White Mold in Snap Beans
2001

The goal of the project was to verify the results obtained in 2000 field trials and to evaluate other fungicides for their effectiveness in controlling Bean Gray Mold (Botrytis cinerea) and Bean...

Improving Herbicide Options in Narrow-row Table Beets
2001
  • Weed control was less and crop injury more with the split application (PES/POST) of Outlook than the full rate of Outlook applied preemergence.
  • Weed control was exceptional...
12 Spot Beetle and Black Cutworm Project (2002)
2001

Report to the Agricultural Research Foundation and the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan McGrath
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Objectives:

  1. To maintain,...
A Bioassay For Studying Biotic and Abiotic Interactions In the Root Rot Syndrome of Sweet Corn (2001)
2001

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Mary Powelson
OSU Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology

Jim Meyer
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Cindy Ocamb
...

Biology and Management of Fusarium Diseases on Sweet Corn in the PNW (2001)
2001

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Cynthia M. Ocamb
Ext. Specialist and Assistant Professor Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU

Nathan Miller
Graduate...

Control and Management of Common Smut on Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2001)
2001

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

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

Lindsey du Toit
WSU Mt....

Broccoli Breeding and Evaluation (2001)
2001

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Brian Yorgey
OSU Dept of Food Science and Technology

Objectives:

...