Beginning the fall of 2003 we planted observation plots and have every year since. They are 4’ by 22’ plots planted in 4 rows by an Almaco push planter at a rate equivalent to 5 lbs./acre, seeded the third week of August every planting season. In 2014, we constructed a cone seeder to automate our planting process. This facilitated greater accuracy in the distribution of the seed. It also allows us to plant a larger number of cultivars to evaluate.