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 (1011 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (877 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1021 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1033 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (994 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (808 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (823 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (877 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1038 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (682 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (605 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (704 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (811 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (937 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (779 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (904 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (839 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (835 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (704 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (874 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (815 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (896 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (814 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (922 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1012 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (655 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (295 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (640 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (569 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (694 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (650 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (442 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (585 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (469 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (427 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (546 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (736 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.