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 (1461 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1296 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1551 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1532 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1489 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1247 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1386 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1345 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1506 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (1067 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (980 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1146 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1379 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1465 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (1214 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1371 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1278 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1262 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (1117 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1323 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (1204 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1370 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1260 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1388 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1548 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (1118 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (840 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (1064 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (1100 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (1173 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (1159 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (805 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (1002 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (851 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (781 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (953 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (1196 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.