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 (693 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (541 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (613 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (646 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (597 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (487 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (489 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (520 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (663 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (470 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (397 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (448 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (473 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (567 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (461 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (544 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (492 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (492 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (429 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (524 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (488 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (574 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (502 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (521 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (603 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (343 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (340 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (336 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (379 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (351 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (262 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (295 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (261 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (242 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (264 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (418 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.