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Daniel Kunkel, PhD Associate Director, Food and International Programs at The State University of NJ


Daniel earned a Ph.D. from the fruit and vegetable department at Cornell University in 1992.  He has been with the IR-4 (Minor Use) Program for over 25 years.  Daniel provides overall management of the IR-4 Food Program, which develops regulatory data to provide safe and effective pest management solutions to specialty crop growers and for other minor uses. He also manages the IR-4 International program where he coordinates IR-4 data submissions to Codex (JMPR) and other international authorities to support US trade and support for the USDA-FAS Global Residue Date Generation projects (funded through STDF).

Daniel serves as a US delegation member for the NAFTA Technical Working group on Pesticides, CODEX Committee on Pesticide Residues and with OECD as a member of the Expert Working Group on Minor Uses.  Dan has also been a member of the Weed Science Society of America’s Board of Directors and is currently the President Elect of The Northeastern Weed Science Society. 

He received the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) International Award for Advances in Harmonized Approaches to Crop Protection Chemistry in 2016

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