We Support Vegetable Growers of the PNW

The PNVA supports research, educational programs serving to grow the industry, and provide representation of growers in the Pacific Northwest.

PNVA Research

The Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association has been a strong proponent of vegetable production research in the Pacific Northwest by seeking to accomplish three goals:

#1: Convey grower research needs to appropriate agencies and research organizations.

#2: Provide a clearing house for vegetable research funding.

#3: Initiate research projects by designating a portion of PNVA operating funds for support of new research projects.

Since the beginning the initiation of supporting research projects, the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association has contributed over $52,000 for the support of research in the Pacific Northwest.

PNVA Research Funding

The PNVA will provide "seed" money to initiate new vegetable related research relevant to the Pacific Northwest.

Funding will be for one year only and after the first year, the researcher is expected to find funding sources to continue the project. The researcher is encouraged to try to leverage additional matching funds from other resources, based on the PNVA grant.

Formats for proposals should be kept brief and should not exceed 2-3 pages. The following format is suggested:

#1: Identification of Problem

#2: Generalized research protocol

#3: Anticipated Results

#4: General Budget

#5: Plans for future funding to continue project (if necessary.)

A brief written report to the PNVA will be expected at the annual meeting and a presentation may be requested at the annual meeting to disseminate the information to the industry. For more information, please contact us.

2017 PNVA Scholarship Application

The PNVA is honored to offer up to $5,000 in scholarships for 2017. The application deadline is April 28th.

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Grafting Vegetables for Verticillium and Fusarium Wilt Resistance

Eggplant, watermelon, and tomato are significantly impacted by Verticillium and Fusarium wilt.

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Thrips IPM on Dry Bulb Onions

Thrips infestation are a perennial, persistent, and ubiquitous problem throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Evaluation of Conditions Promoting Enterobacter Rot in Storage Onions

Bacterial storage rots of onion bulbs were responsible for significant losses in onion packing sheds in the Columbia Basin during the 2004-05 storage season.

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Management of Corn Earworm in Organic Sweet Corn

According to the majority of sweet corn processors, management of corn earworm (CEW) is the single biggest pest management challenge to production of organic sweet corn.


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Management of Rhizoctonia in Onion Bulb Crops in the Columbia Basin

Approximately 27,000 acres of onion bulb crops and 40,000 acres of green pea crops are grown under irrigation in the Columbia Basin (WA/OR) annually. Significant losses have occurred as a result of seedling blight, stunt caused by Rhizoctonia...

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Epidemiology and Management of Thrips-Transmitted IYSV in Onion Bulb & Seed Crop

The disease caused by Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV), first found in the Treasure Valley of Idaho in the early 1990s, has spread rapidly across the Western United States.

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2014 BIOAg Onion Mycorrhizae Progress Report

Onion growers in the semi-arid, irrigated Columbia Basin produce ~275 of the US storage onions annually at a farmgate value of $4,000-$7,000/acre.

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2017 PNVA Conference and Trade Show Opportunities

The annual PNVA Conference and Trade Show is being held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick on November 15th & 16th. 

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