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Department Announces Interim Nitrogen and Phosphorus Statements

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine are now notifying farmers in respect of their Nitrogen and Phosphorus (N&P) limits. This is being done by text message and will cover the first six months of the year.

Nitrogen and Phosphorus statements for the period 1 January to 30 June 2016 are now available for all farmers online by registering on These N&P statements are a valuable tool, especially for the more intensive farmers, and should assist them in deciding whether or not they need to change their farming practices before the end of the year to stay within the limits set down in the Nitrates Regulations.

Farmers not already registered can do for can do so by logging onto and clicking the ‘Register’ button. To register a mobile phone number for future SMS text alerts log on to to access the sign-on form, or alternatively contact the regional office. If a herdowner does not have access to online or SMS text alert notification services, the interim N&P statements can be obtained from the regional office or from the Department’s Nitrates Section, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. 


To view statement as a PDF:Department Announces Interim Nitrogen and Phosphorus Statements (pdf 355Kb) 

Date Released: 04 August 2016