During the lifetime of this project from 1992 to 1997, bacterial head rot of broccoli was recorded predominantly in the Laidley and Gatton localities. In the Granite Belt, relatively dry warm conditions persisted throughout the survey period and losses from bacterial head rot were minimal. Alternative irrigation, disease tolerant cultivars, soil management, seedling disinfestation, biocidal agents and manipulation of plant nutrition and plant density have all been shown to have the potential for improved control of bacterial head rot.