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 6/30/2019
Ernie Pearmine, Treasurer, Producer, Gervais – Term expires 6/30/2018
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
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, December 8, 2016, 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Research Reports due, January 6, 2017

Research Presentations, January 17, 2017, 8:30 am, Linn County Extension, Tangent, Oregon

Processed Vegetable Growers Meeting, January 24, 8:30 am, Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Oregon

Research Proposals due, January, 31, 2017

Proposal Presentations, February 6, 2017, 8:30, Linn County Extension, Tangent, Oregon

Commission Meeting, February 16, 2017, 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting, March 2, 2017, 1:30pm 1320 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Commission Meeting & Budget Hearing, April 20, 2017 - 1:30pm 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

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OPVC Reports

Strip-till Sweet Corn Production: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Profitability
2000

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Evaluate agronomic aspects associated with strip-till production: specifically machinery improvement, seed-bed preparation quality, corn stand establishment,...
Management and Control of Cabbage Maggot, Delia Radicum, in Cauliflower, III.
2000

This report summarizes the third year of research to improve management of cabbage maggot. The cabbage maggot, Delia radicum, is a chronic pest problem in Willamette Valley ...

12 Spot Beetles, Black Cutworm, And Cabbage Looper Project (2000)
2000

Report to the Agricultural Research Foundation and Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan McGrath
OSU Dept. of Horticulture

Insect pest populations in corn, beans, and cole...

Control and Management of Common Smut on Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2000)
2000

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

George Clough, Philip Hamm, and Mike Baune
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Lindsey du Toit
...

Broccoli Breeding and Evaluation (2000)
2000

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Meyers
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Objectives:

  1. Evaluate cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) as a method for...
Exploring biotic, nutritional, and stress parameters in the root rot syndrome of sweet corn.
1999

The cause of sweet corn root rot has been difficult to determine. Extensive sampling and surveying indicate the fungal pathogens Pythium arrhenomanes and Fusarium oxysporum and...

Green Bean Breeding
1999

Objectives:

  • Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield. 
  • Improve pod characteristics including straightness, color, smoothness, texture, flavor...
Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids Resistant to Root/Stalk Rot
1999

For the past several years a "stalk rot" disease has been afflicting commercial sweet corn fields grown in the Willamette Valley. The disease seems to have a pathogenic basis, but the...

Nitrogen Management in Sweet Corn
1999

OBJECTIVE for 1999:

  • To evaluate SPAD response curves to available N for three varieties of sweet corn and to determine the relative N uptake efficiency of these varieties when grown at...
Regional Pest Monitoring Program
1999

This proposal is also submitted to the broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet corn research committees of the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

OBJECTIVES:

  • To maintain, evaluate,...
Green Bean Breeding and Evaluation
1999

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...

Snap Bean Tolerance to Imazamox
1999

These results are consistent with research in 1996-98: imazamox could be used postemergence in snap beans at 0.024 lbs ai/A with little risk of yield reduction. Imazamox adequately controls...

Transgenic Technology and Disease Resistance in Beans
1999

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...

Development and Evaluation of Strip-till Vegetable Production Systems
1999

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

Root Health and Maximizing Sweet Corn Yield
1999

Objectives:

  • Examine pathogenic and beneficial microbial populations, as well as insect injury, associated with roots in historically lower-yielding sweet corn fields and compare...
Evaluation of precision planting techniques, flail topping, and non row-oriented harvesters for table beet production.
1999

Large field tests of the close row beet production system was tested with the cooperation of Mr. K. Zielinski and Norpac in 1998.

Objectives:

  • To test two varieties of table...
Control and Management of Common Smut on Corn in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (1999)
1999

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Philip Hamm George Clough, and Mike Baune
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Lindsey du Toit and Lois...

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:

...
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:

...
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...