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 (643 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (487 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (548 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (586 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (531 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (445 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (435 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (461 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (594 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (438 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (368 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (398 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (434 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (501 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (417 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (497 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (448 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (454 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (394 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (462 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (435 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (520 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (430 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (455 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (529 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (303 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (306 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (300 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (340 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (316 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (235 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (262 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (233 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (223 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (234 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (367 downloads)

Software Tools

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.