Access Data

TERRA REF is producing reference data sets that include direct measurements and sensor observations, derived plant phenotypes, along with genetic and genomic data.

See our documentation for more information about

Public Data Samples: Publicly available samples of our data are available at, and you can learn how to access these data by following our Quick Start Tutorials. We have a few Videos on YouTube to help you get started.

Beta User Access: The first public data release is scheduled for November, 2019. Users may request early access to data by signing up for our beta user program. Once a user has access, data will be accessible through the repositories described below. We are working hard to improve documentation, search interfaces, and tutorials in order to enable end users to understand, access, and analyze these diverse datasets.


Sensor Data

Sensor data include spectral reflectance, 3D point cloud, flourescence, hyperspectral imagery, multispectral, stereo RGB, and infrared heat imaging collected from multiple platforms. ...Read More

Clowder Sensor Database

Weather Data

Environmental data, including weather, irrigation, and solar radiation measurements is available through the TERRA-REF sensor data portal.  ...Read More

How to Access Weather Data

Trait Data

TERRA-REF includes agronomic and trait data from both manual collection and automated phenotyping from images generated by the LemnaTec Scanalyzer 3D platform at the Donal Danforth Plant Science Center using PlantCV.  ...Read More

Access Trait Data (Quick Start in R)

Genomic Data

Genomic data includes whole-genome resequencing data for 384 accessions of the sorghum Bioenergy Association Panel (BAP) and genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) data for 768 sorghum recombinant inbred lines (RILs)...Read More

Genomics Data on CyVerse Data Store