The cold emergence period this spring was certainly challenging but in some fields was aggravated by poor residue management in the previous crop. As harvest gets underway, consider residue management in fields destined for canola in 2010. Good chaff spreading and straw dispersal can help ensure good soil to seed contact next spring. Stand establishment has been one of the greatest challenges for canola production across the prairies this year. Good stand establishment for 2010’s canola starts with good residue management of this harvest.