This week, the Joint Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists and the International Research Conference on Huanglongbing is being held in Riverside.  On Tuesday night, there was a dinner event ending the Virologist Conference and starting the HLB conference.  During that dinner, CRB Interim President Franco Bernardi recognized Past CCM President Joel Nelsen, for his leadership in bringing together the Citrus Mutuals across the United States and federal funding agencies and tirelessly working to secure millions of dollars, specifically for HLB research.  Congratulations Joel!