Highly intensive and specialized agriculture endangers the environment of the Baltic Sea. BERAS Implementation contributes to solve this problem through a systemic shift to Ecological Regenerative Agriculture. Guidelines developed by scientists and advisors provide expertise for Ecological Regenerative Agriculture (ERA) to farmers and advisers as well as for the educational sector and decision makers.

Please click on the Guideline you wish to download


Farming Guidelines (Vol. 1) provide practical recommendations for ERA. They present agronomic measures and optimization strategies for effective nutrient recycling within and between farms during and after conversion. Software Tools help to improve crop rotation planning and nitrogen fluxes at farm level (see below). Stein-Bachinger, Reckling, Granstedt et al.


EconomicGuidelinesEconomic Guidelines (Vol. 2) give advice and support to farmers on how to plan the conversion process and highlight how the changes to ERA farming will affect the farm economy.
Reeder, Redelberger, Schmidt


MarketingGuidelinesMarketing Guidelines (Vol. 3) provide support and ideas to farmers on how to more effectively promote and sell organic and ERA products.
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FarmExamplesFarm Examples (Vol. 4) are a personal presentation of different farms around the Baltic Sea. They focus on the challenges and future plans of farms mainly in conversion to ERA.
Koker, Stein-Bachinger et al.



ERA Guidelines – Swedish version

Boxen1.pdf (1412 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1249 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1488 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1467 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1428 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1199 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1314 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1297 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1450 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (1015 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (932 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1094 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1311 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1411 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (1166 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1318 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1230 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1210 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (1071 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1273 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (1163 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1315 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1212 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1329 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1481 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (1062 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (777 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (1015 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (1038 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (1115 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (1095 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (763 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (962 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (809 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (741 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (911 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (1143 downloads)

Software Tools

Software tools web page:

bauermitcomputer_fruchtfolg Nitrogen budget calculator
A tool to calculate Nitrogen budgets in organic forage systems
By: Bachinger, Reckling, Stein-BachingerDownload tool: English German

Download manual:
English German
bauer_kleegras ​Legume estimation trainer
A learning tool for a better estimation of the legume proportion in forages

By: Reckling, Stein-Bachinger, 

Start the training:
English German

Download manual:
English German
bauermitcomputer ROTOR
A tool to plan crop rotations in organic farming systems

By: Bachinger, Zander, Reckling

Download tool: English* German* (under preparation)

Download manual: English German

* To start the ROTOR program you need a password. Here you can order the password.