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 (1393 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1228 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1455 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1435 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1399 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1176 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1263 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1269 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1425 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (995 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (910 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1072 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1266 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1387 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (1142 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1294 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1202 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1191 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (1050 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1248 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (1142 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1293 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1187 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1304 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1444 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (1037 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (748 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (998 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (1003 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (1094 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (1053 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (746 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (943 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (793 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (722 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (896 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (1120 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.