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On-Farm Data Collection

Agricultural Data Collation for Scientific Studies.

AgTech has become central to the way we work.  Farmers do not want to deal with paper. They view their mobile phone as their farm office. We have the technology to capture data live via the farmer’s mobile phone.  Additionally, our API can interact with other data providers, allowing us to capture the data you need seamlessly in the background. 


In recent years, given that a lot of rural Ireland has poor broadband connectivity, we have developed mobile phone apps that can work offline and subsequently upload data once they achieve a mobile connection. 


Background of Acorn Agricultural Research data collation service ~ Acorn Agricultural Research first started collecting on-farm data for agricultural scientific research in 2007. At this time, much of the qualitative data for in-depth studies was paper based, resulting in excess erroneous data.   We developed a secure web-based programmable survey engine allowing farmers to enter data directly from their personal computer or mobile phone.  We combined this data with existing data from multiple sources such as ICBF, AIM and farm software providers.   This process ensures more accurate data, tailored to the clients’ specific needs. This methodology has been extremely successful and used repeatedly in numerous trials including breeding trials, animal health trials, grass trials and sustainability & carbon footprint studies.


If you have a scientific study that requires on-farm data collection, we can provide a bespoke solution that meets your needs.


We understand farmers, so you can be sure that the data you get from our surveys is of the highest quality.”


Have a look at some of our case studies and testimonials for examples of previous work in this area.


  • “We found Acorn research very professional to deal with. From the initial meeting where we discussed terms of reference, to their meticulous data collection, quantitative and qualitative research leading to results that gave us valuable insights to our business.”

    Brian O’Riordan
    Sales Manager, UK & Ireland, Lely Atlantic Limited.
  • “We engaged Acorn Agricultural Research for data collection for a dairy genetics research project.  Joe built up an excellent relationship with the participating farmers enabling him to gather all the data we needed”

    Dr. Frank Buckley
    Teagasc, Moorepark
  • “Acorn Agricultural Research took a complex brief and after developing an AgTech tool specifically to meet our needs, they successfully and professionally gathered the data we needed from our clients.  I would highly recommend them.”  

    Dr. John Shortall
    DeLaval Ireland
  • ‘Our experience with Acorn was wholly positive, owing to the professional and holistic approach they took in their work. Each task assigned within the project was given expert care and due diligence, ultimately resulting in a report that both we and Acorn could stand over. We would definitely engage with this company again.’

    Dr. Catriona Duffy
    Maynooth University

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