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 (937 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (796 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (916 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (938 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (901 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (723 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (726 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (791 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (939 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (629 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (555 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (629 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (716 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (846 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (695 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (812 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (756 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (743 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (635 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (790 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (732 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (813 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (734 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (842 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (905 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (573 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (217 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (567 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (502 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (608 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (568 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (396 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (507 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (418 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (381 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (467 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (646 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.