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 (1537 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1376 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1637 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1616 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1575 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1315 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1461 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1407 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1572 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (1131 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (1046 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1210 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1449 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1537 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (1275 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1439 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1348 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1323 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (1184 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1389 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (1259 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1430 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1333 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1465 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1624 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (1178 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (921 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (1120 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (1167 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (1232 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (1228 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (856 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (1054 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (904 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (833 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (1004 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (1260 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.