User Accounts Reset

Nov 8th - Due to a database sync interruption, the user accounts on the sandbox have been reset to match those on the production database. If you had an account on the production database, you can use that username and password to login to the sandbox. If you did not have an account on the production database, you will need to create a new account on the sandbox. You can email David Waring ( with any questions or issues.

Welcome to T3/Barley

This is the SANDBOX site for T3/Barley. The Sandbox can be used to test the addition of new data to T3/Barley. Data added to this site will be periodically cleared and reset to match the main production version of T3/Barley. For more information on adding data to the Sandbox and submitting it to the production site, see the submitting data sections below.

The Triticeae Toolbox (T3) is the web portal for data generated by the Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project (T-CAP), funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It also contains data from US Uniform Regional Nurseries, supported by the US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative. The database was initially developed as The Hordeum Toolbox (THT) at the website to hold barley data generated by the Barley CAP project (2006-2010). T3 Barley is an extension of The Hordeum Toolbox and incorporates all the THT data. The database was further developed at the website That website was archived in June 2020 and all the data moved to this current site.

Data Usage Policy

The data on this database is shared according to the Toronto agreement. Click here to view the full data usage policy.


If data on The Triticeae Toolbox was relevant to analyses or findings that you publish, please cite:

Blake, V., Birkett, C.L., Matthews, D.E., Hane, D., Bradbury, P., Jannink, J. 2016. The Triticeae Toolbox: Combining Phenotype and Genotype Data to Advance Small-Grains Breeding. The Plant Genome. doi: 10.3835/PlantGenome2014.12.0099.


IBSC Morex v3

May 1, 2021

Analyze BLAST

Maps JBrowse

Site update

November 1, 2020 SGN-285.0

Breedbase Workshop Notes & Videos

September 10, 2020

T3 hosted a practical remote workshop demonstrating the process of uploading field trial data to the database. Notes from that workshop, which include step-by-step instructions on how to upload a sample dataset, are now available.

Video recordings of the workshop are available on the Breedbase YouTube Channel.

T3 Phenotype Data Loaded

July 29, 2020

1149 Phenotype trials and mean data loaded from T3.

Go to the Search > Trials

Maps and JBrowse added

July 22, 2020

Physical maps for Morex 2016 and Barley 50K added

Go to the Maps

Accessions Added

June 26, 2020

All Accessions (about 60,000 in total) from the T3/Classic barley database have been transferred over to T3/Breedbase barley database.

Go to the Search > Accessions and Plots


Blank Upload Templates

Below are blank upload templates for each data type.

Sample Templates

Generate a set of sample templates for new accessions, locations, trials, and trait observations. These templates contain all new data in properly formatted templates that can be used to practice uploading each data type to the sandbox.

  1. Generate your set of sample templates
  2. Follow the Guided Phenotype Upload Workflow to upload the template for each data type

Example Templates

Below are example templates generated for demo wheat trials from a 2020 workshop. You can use these files to see how the templates are properly formatted.

For more detailed instructions, see the Detailed Phenotype Upload Instructions

Explore T3/Barley


To view most of the data on T3/Barley, you'll first need to create a free account.


If you already have an account, login to get full access.

Use the Quick Search to find an Accession, Trial, Trait, etc by name:

Use the Search Wizard to explore the database or search individual data types:

Explore Experiments in the Search Wizard:

You must first log in to view the lists of experiments...

Submit Phenotype Data

To submit phenotype data to T3/Barley follow these three general steps:

Step 1: Create Upload Templates

Data submitted to T3/Barley should be in the format of the upload template for the data type you are submitting. View the detailed upload instructions for specific information on each data type.

Step 2: Add Data to Sandbox

Once you have your upload templates, you can test-load them on this Sandbox site to check for any errors.

Step 3: Submit Trial Data

If your trial data has been successfully added to the Sandbox you can submit your trials directly to the production site by clicking the Submit Trial button on the trial detail page.

If your data has not been added to the Sandbox or if you would prefer to submit your files directly to the production site, you can submit your individual upload templates or data files to us using the Phenotype Submission Form.

Submit Genotype Data

Please Contact Us if you have genotype data you would like to submit to T3/Barley.

User Guides

New to T3/Barley?

View the comprehensive Documentation from the Breedbase team to learn about available features or watch the detailed Video Tutorials.

T3/Barley is open source software and available under the MIT License and may be downloaded from GitHub.