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 (1202 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1050 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1270 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1247 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1217 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1013 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1041 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1104 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1244 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (875 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (785 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (902 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1046 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1177 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (977 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1129 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1036 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1027 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (892 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1076 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (963 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1109 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1002 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1114 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1226 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (857 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (539 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (836 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (794 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (921 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (836 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (625 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (787 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (676 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (607 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (738 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (948 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.