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.
Jonczyk, Stalenga, Heinonen, Koreleska dlfhmkökldkfhödkflhpödkn,’öåsledågkdhkldgkh


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 (724 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (568 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (651 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (690 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (627 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (510 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (520 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (553 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (709 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (504 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (419 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (468 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (500 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (617 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (492 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (571 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (519 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (527 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (453 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (564 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (520 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (603 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (532 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (562 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (630 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (373 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (377 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (364 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (400 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (384 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (275 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (327 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (282 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (264 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (292 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (447 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.