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Hack targets Van der Knaap Group

During the night from Friday 15 December to Saturday 16 December Van der Knaap Group have been hit by a serious hack. At this moment it is unclear what the overall consequences of this attack are. You will understand that we and our IT partners are working...
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Trials with circular substrates

Research into new, safe, renewable and circular resources is becoming increasingly important. For this reason, we have been running trials with circular resources for many years at our own innovation centre ‘de Kas’. In other words: materials...
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Soil-free organic cultivation of sweet peppers

Last year, we have researched soil-free organic cultivation of sweet peppers. In this system, the majority of the necessary nutrients are released by the substrate. During the successful trial, a new organic cultivation concept was tested using a blend...
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Forteco Optimum: new generation coco substrate

Van der Knaap Groep introduces Forteco Optimum: coco substrate with a high air-holding capacity. Thanks to a recently developed production process that uses the entire husk to produce a high quality substrate, we can now produce a unique product at our...
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Out now: the latest Grow-How!

The latest edition of our newsletter Grow-How! is now available to read on our website. This newsletter features an article about our next generation coco substrate, the possibilities for substrate in indoor farming and our research into soil-free organic...
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Trials in Van der Knaap’s innovation centre

In our innovation centre 'de Kas' we continuously test our products, develop new products and regularly conduct trials for our customers or other third parties. Through these tests, we gain knowledge of all kinds of crops and cultivation techniques....
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Watch our new corporate movie!

In recent months, we have been working hard on a new corporate movie for Van der Knaap Group. Last week we showed the movie for the first time at our stand at tradeshow IPM in Essen, Germany. We received many nice and positive reactions. As of today,...
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Meet us at IPM and more

It has been quiet for a few years, but this year you will find us at several tradeshows again. We start this week at IPM in Essen, Germany. During this tradeshow you get to meet the newest member of our coco family for the first time: Optimum Fine. A...
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Coco substrate: a sustainable choice

“The future of sustainably produced coco substrate has received a new boost thanks to current economic developments", says Jelte Veenstra, director Coco Substrates at Van der Knaap Group. In recent years, Van der Knaap has experienced a growing...
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The next step in emission-free cultivation

After years of development, Van der Knaap Group is launching its sodium remover. ‘Natrex®‘ selectively extracts the sodium that is present in the drain water, allowing for the drain water to continue to be recycled without losing the crop...
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