The Blueberry IDO – Gaius Leong – is based in the heart of Blueberry country in mid-north NSW at Coffs Harbour
Gaius Leong is the new IDO from June 2023 taking over from Melinda Simpson who has moved onto the Varroa mite response team at NSW DPI.
Gaius has joined the Berries Australia team from the Oz Group Co Op in northern NSW where he was the chief Blueberry agronomist. Oz Group Co Op is a 100% Australian farmer-owned co-operative based in Coffs Harbour.
Gaius brings with him a depth of blueberry knowledge and he will continue to work closely with the Australian Blueberry Growers Association to help support all blueberry growers across Australia.