Baker No-Tillage Limited and Cross Slot were named finalists in the Corporate Environment section of the World Technology Awards 2010 held in New York on December 1. 

The World Technology Awards ceremony was the “grand finale” of the two-day World Technology Summit held at the Time/Life Building in central Manhattan.

Becoming a finalist in this “best-of-the best” is a major achievement for the company, which is based in Feilding, New Zealand, and has a U.S. office in Pullman, Wash.

The World Technology Award for Environment considers technologies which aid in the conservation, renewal, or general ongoing health and sustainability of our natural environment.

The World Technology Network (WTN) is a global meeting ground whose members are all focused on the business and science of bringing important emerging technologies of all types (from biotech to new materials, from IT to new energy sources) into reality.

The WTN's membership is comprised of 1,000 members from more than 60 countries, judged by their peers to be the most innovative in the technology world.  Baker No-Tillage Limited has now been inducted into this prestigious network by virtue of its finalist status in the 2010 awards.

The World Technology Awards are presented each year to the outstanding innovators from each sector within the technology arena, both as a way to honor those individuals and as a vetting mechanism to determine the newest WTN members.

In his presentation to the summit, company chairman and CEO, Dr John Baker, said Cross Slot is about making no-tillage so reliable in farmers’ hands that it will become the system of choice for growing the worlds’ food.

The World Technology Awards 2010 are sponsored by Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, CNN, Science Magazine and The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

More information is available at the WTN website at

Baker No-Tillage Ltd (BNT)'s principals were formally scientists and engineers at New Zealand’s Massey University and invented the Cross Slot no-tillage technologies over a 30-year period.