Remotely sensed hyperspectral data are increasingly being used to assess crop development and growth throughout the growing season. Large datasets capturing key growth stages can be useful to researchers studying many physiological plant responses. A time series analysis of hyperspectral reflectance measurements taken during the grain filling period and published within a publicly accessible database are described herein. These datasets document the spectral reflectance pattern of the canopy within the visible and near-infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum during the late stages of the grain filling period as plants approach and reach physiological maturity.
Included within the data repository are canopy-level hyperspectral datasets collected in 2017 and 2018. Data is included in its raw form, as well as with several manipulations to smooth and standardize the raw data. Data are released as comma separated value spreadsheets as well as Microsoft Excel open XLSX spreadsheets. These are accompanied by README text files which further describe the data and supplemental files that record hybrids used and plant phenology for each year of data collection.