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 (1092 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (931 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1146 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1134 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1098 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (907 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (926 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (991 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1129 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (780 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (697 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (800 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (930 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1058 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (878 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1008 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (928 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (931 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (804 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (976 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (865 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1001 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (910 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1030 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1117 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (758 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (353 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (735 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (685 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (812 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (715 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (539 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (686 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (577 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (518 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (641 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (841 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.