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 (1453 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1288 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1540 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1518 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1480 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1241 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1376 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1338 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1495 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (1058 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (970 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1136 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1367 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1455 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (1205 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1362 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1269 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1250 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (1107 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1313 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (1195 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1359 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1249 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1378 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1537 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (1108 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (828 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (1054 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (1087 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (1160 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (1149 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (795 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (993 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (842 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (773 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (946 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (1187 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.