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 (1075 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (912 downloads)
2.-Östersjöns-miljö-och-markbördigheten1.pdf (1116 downloads)
3.-Växtföljd-och-baljväxter.pdf (1117 downloads)
4. Gödsel och djurhållning.pdf (1082 downloads)
5. Våxtskydd.pdf (895 downloads)
6. Fosfor.pdf (908 downloads)
7. Gårdssamarbeten.pdf (972 downloads)
8. ERA Programverktyg.pdf (1113 downloads)
9. Appendix.pdf (767 downloads)

Ekonomi o Marknad
cover_ek+markn1.pdf (687 downloads)
1.-Inledning-innehållsförteckning1.pdf (787 downloads)
2.-Att-se-om-sitt-hus1.pdf (903 downloads)
3.-Hur-du-bygger-ditt-nya-hus1.pdf (1035 downloads)
4.-Intäkter-och-kostnader-i-ekologisk-produktion-i-några-grannländer1.pdf (864 downloads)
5.-Marknadsföring-marknad-strategier-kanaler-verktyg1.pdf (991 downloads)
6.-Marknadsföringsexempel-Appendix1.pdf (915 downloads)

cover_Lantbruk1.pdf (914 downloads)
1.-Inledning-inklusive-innehållsförteckning.pdf (792 downloads)
2.-Gårdsexempel-Vitryssland.pdf (962 downloads)
3.-Gårdsexempel-Danmark.pdf (850 downloads)
4.-Gårdsexempel-Estland.pdf (988 downloads)
5.-Gårdsexempel-Finland.pdf (897 downloads)
6.-Gårdsexempel-Polen.pdf (1005 downloads)
7. Gårdsexempel Sverige.pdf (1103 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Danish version

ERA-DK-FarmG-ok.pdf (743 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Norwegian version

Økologisk-kretsløpsjordbruk-ØKJ.pdf (335 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – German version

BERAS_Betriebsbeispiele.pdf (720 downloads)
BERAS_Betriebswirtschaft.pdf (655 downloads)
BERAS_Pflanzenbau_Tierhaltung.pdf (789 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Estonian version

Farming-Guidelines-EST.pdf (685 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Lithuanian version

BERAS-education-materials.pdf (524 downloads)
farming_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (673 downloads)
economic_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (562 downloads)
marketing_guidelines_June-2013.pdf (509 downloads)
farm-examples_June-2013.pdf (626 downloads)

ERA Guidelines – Russian version

Органическое-сельское-хозяйство-Том-1-русский-готовый-вариант.pdf (823 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.