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 (1432 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1270 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1515 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1495 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1450 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (1220 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (1349 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (1319 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1474 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (1037 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (950 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (1117 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (1344 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1436 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (1184 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (1340 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (1251 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (1231 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (1091 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (1292 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (1178 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (1336 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (1227 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1354 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1516 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (1083 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (801 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (1033 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (1065 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (1136 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (1122 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (779 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (978 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (825 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (757 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (928 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (1168 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.