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 2013-14

The reports for 2013-14 research will be held:

Date: Wednesday -January 8, 2014.
Time: 9:00am
Location: NAT. CLONAL GERMPLASM REPOS. USDA-ARS, 33447 PEORIA ROAD
Corvallis OR 97333

Commission Members

Scott Setniker, Chairman, Producer, Independence – Term expires 6/30/2014
Matt Vandehey, Processor, Vice - Chairman, Forest Grove – Term expires 6/30/2016
Jeff Page, Treasurer, Producers, Jefferson – Term expires 6/30/2014
Wayne Parker, Handler, Albany - Term expires 6/30/16
Corey Dickman, Producer, Silverton – Term expires 6/30/2014
Scott Zielinski, Producer, Salem – Term expires 6/30/2014
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

Research Reports, January 8, 2014 - 9:00am USDA Germplasm Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Grower Meeting, January 22, 2014 - 8:30am Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon

Research Proposals, February 3, 2014 - 9:00am USDA Germplasm Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Commission Meeting, February 12, 2014 - 1:30pm 3415 Commercial Street SE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting, March 6, 2014 - 1:30pm 3415 Commercial Street SE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting & Budget Hearing, April 24, 2014 - 7:30pm 3415 Commercial Street SE, 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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

OPVC Reports

Broccoli Breeding and Evaluation (1999)
1999

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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Improving Goal Efficiency in Crucifers (1999)
1999

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Carol Mallory-Smith
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Objectives:

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Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
1998

Objectives:

The general objective of the processing component of this research is to support the green bean breeding program being carried out by Dr. Jim Myers in the Horticulture Department...

Nitrogen Management in Sweet Corn
1998

OBJECTIVE for 1998:

  • To evaluate the use of pre-sidedress testing of soil nitrate content (PSNT), and the SPAD leaf chlorophyll meter, to predict the level of additional N needed to grow...
Pesticide Evaluation and Education, Magnitude of Residue Field Trial Pendimethalin/Broccoli and Cauliflower
1998

Objective:

  • The objective of the trial was to collect samples of broccoli grown in plots to which pendimethalin had been applied. The samples were to be analyzed in order to establish...
Regional Pest Monitoring Program
1998

Objectives

This project has two main objectives:

  • 1) Provide a real-time monitoring and reporting system to provide decision support for pest management to processed vegetable...
Snap Bean Tolerance to Imazamox
1998

Imazamox could be used postemergence in snap beans at 0.024 lbs ai/A with little risk of yield reduction provided it is applied at or after the 4' trifoliate. Imazamox adequately controls pigweed...

Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids Resistant to Root/Stalk Rot
1998

Funding was used to establish, evaluate, and analyze data from sweet corn field plots established on the Jim Belden farm near Stayton. Twenty hybrids with se or su endosperm were...

Sweet Corn Variety Evaluation, 1998
1998

Objectives:

  • To determine the production and processing potential of new introductions of sweet corn.
Performance of Supersweet Corn and Sweet Corn Following Severe Hail (1998)
1998

Objectives:

  • To evaluate the agronomic performance of new and established sweet corn varieties at the Malheur Experiment Station, Ontario, OR. 
Management and Control of Cabbage Maggot, Delia brassicae, in Cauliflower
1998

Cabbage maggot, Delia Drassicae, can be a highly injurious pest of cauliflower and other cole crops. Its host range also includes radish, turnip and rutabaga as well as...

Management and Control of Cabbage Maggot, Delia brassicae, in Cauliflower II
1998

 The cabbage maggot, Delia brassicae, is a chronic pest problem in Willamette Valley cauliflower. This report summarizes the second year of research to identify deficiencies in...

Long-Term Vegetable Crop Rotation Study
1998

OBJECTIVES FOR 1998:

  • To evaluate effects of several winter cover crop systems, including fall seeded and overseeded triticale, fall-seeded triticale plus winter pea, and...
Genetic Transformation of Beans
1998

For bean production in the Willamette Valley, perhaps one of the most obvious objectives is resistance to white mold (Sclerotinia) since this pathogen is difficult to control using...

Evaluation of precision planting techniques, flail topping and non row-oriented harvesters for table beet production.
1998

Objectives:

  • Evaluate the potential of producing table beets using precision planting of near single sprout per seed-ball seed lots of a table beet hybrid, flail-topped prior to...
Development and Evaluation of Minimum-Tillage Production Systems for Sweet Corn and Snap Beans
1998

This project focuses on developing and evaluating strip-tillage vegetable production systems which integrate winter-annual cover crops. Goals include increasing farm income and enhancing soil...

Green Bean Breeding
1998

Objectives:

  • Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield.
  • Improve pod characteristics including straightness, color, smoothness, texture, flavor...
Broccoli Breeding and Evaluation (1998)
1998

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Objectives:

1. Develop broccoli varieties adapted to western Oregon with...

Improving Goal Efficiency in Crucifers (1998)
1998

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Carol Mallory-Smith
OSU Dept. of Crop and Soil Science

Objectives:

...
Genetic Transformation of Beans
1997

For bean production in the Willamette Valley, perhaps one of the most obvious objectives is resistance to white mold (Sclerotinia) since this pathogen is difficult to control using...

Green Bean Breeding
1997

Objectives:

  • Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield.
  • Improve pod characteristics including straightness, color, smoothness, texture, flavor and...
Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
1997

Objectives

The basic objective of the...

Impact of Cover Crops and Tillage on White Mold in Snap Beans
1997

OBJECTIVES FOR 1997:

  • Evaluate the impact of cover crops and soil tillage alternatives on survival of sclerotia in snap beans at two depths.
  • Evaluate the impact of cover crops...
Improving the Application and Efficacy of Goal on Crucifers
1997

Objectives

  • Compare potential of fertilizer impregnated with Goal and pyridate (Tough herbicide) for postemergence weed control in direct seeded broccoli and cauliflower.
  • ...
Long-Term Vegetable Crop Rotation Study
1997

OBJECTIVES FOR 1997:

  • To evaluate effects of several winter cover crop systems, including fallseeded and overseeded triticale, fall-seeded triticale plus winter pea, and overseeded...