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 (678 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (515 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (581 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (614 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (556 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (469 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (464 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (501 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (634 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (450 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (385 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (420 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (451 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (538 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (443 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (525 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (474 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (476 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (410 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (485 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (461 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (545 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (476 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (482 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (561 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (327 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (324 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (318 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (356 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (336 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (249 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (278 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (247 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (234 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (247 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (388 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.