Baker No Tillage Limited trading as Cross
Pullman, WA 99163, US
Industrial & Manufacturing
Cross Slot, an unrivalled no-till technology that puts seed in the ground without the need to turn to over the soil, lowering farmers production costs, increasing yields and providing environmental benefits. Making global food production sustainable.
Baker No Tillage Limited is the developer and owner of the unrivalled world class Cross Slot (“Cross Slot”) no-till seeding system. BNT USA is the sole exclusive distributor for the Cross Slot technology into North American. Cross Slot provides lower production costs, increased yields and improved environmental outcomes, lowers fuel, labor and input costs and emissions and makes more efficient use of scarce water and CO2 resources.
Cross Slot reduces environmental damage from fertilizer run-off and reduces CO2 emissions, improves carbon absorption, improving soil quality, soil structure and crop yields.
Cross Slot works in a wide range of seeding environments and conditions, seeding a range of seeds from small , medium and large.
Problems and Obstacles Solved by Cross Slot
To meet the growing demands of an increasing world population farmers need to double their food production over the next 20-30 years.
Improved companion technologies, seed hybrids, better soil and fertility management, weed and pest management, electronic and farm management, have not significantly increase yields over the last 15-20 years. USDA statistics for crop production attest to this.
A lack of understanding of the importance of seed placement.by farmers who use inferior seeding technologies at the time of seeding will already be limiting their yield potential.
Cross Slot has the ability to deal with many problems and obstacles including seed placement that no-till and conventional tillage farmers currently face including heavy residue loads, poor seed placement, poor germination and weak emergence resulting in lower yields.
Additional problems include the inability to protect and keep moisture, nutrients and organic carbon in the ground, essential to successful crops.
Farmers also have difficulties with current equipment seeding into wet ground conditions and at the other end of the scale seeding in a timely fashion into dry hard conditions.
Products / Services
Cross Slot No-till Seeding System
Baker No Tillage designs, manufactures and markets the Cross Slot seeding technology. This includes the Cross Slot openers, air seeding drills from 5-35 feet and toolbars from 30-60 feet. BNT also provides parts and servicing support for farmers.
Chief Executive Officer
Currently Mr Porter is the CEO of Baker No-Tillage USA Limited (“BNT USA”), the manufacturers and distributors of a unique direct seeding no-tillage technology that puts seeds in the ground without the need to turn the soil over. This is marketed under the brand name “Cross Slot”. The role includes identifying and closing markets and sales opportunities. It also includes, identifying, negotiating and appointing service providers and manufacturers in both the USA and Canada. Since setting up BNT USA, he has increased the number of Cross Slot owners fourfold, albeit from a low base and developed manufacturing relationships in Idaho, North Dakota and Alberta. Mr Porter has also been instrumental in assisting the company raise capital in order to expand the companies activities in North America and globally.