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 (1427 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1265 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1510 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1490 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1445 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1214 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1341 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1314 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1466 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (1031 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (947 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1112 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1335 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1429 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (1180 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1336 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1246 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1227 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (1086 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1287 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (1176 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1330 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1224 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1350 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1504 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (1073 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (797 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (1029 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (1058 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (1127 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (1114 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (773 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (974 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (819 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (754 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (923 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (1154 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.