• VACANCY: Area Sales Manager North America

    VACANCY: Area Sales Manager North America

    To strengthen our sales team in North America, we are looking for a creative, independent and positive Area Sales Manager North America (m/f).

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  • Visit Van der Knaap at Expo AgroAlimentaria

    Visit Van der Knaap at Expo AgroAlimentaria

    Van der Knaap is exhibiting at Expo AgroAlimentaria, the most important Agro-Food event in Latin America. This event takes place in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico from Tuesday November 14th to Friday November 17th.

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  • Rise for Van der Knaap in Hillenraad 100

    Rise for Van der Knaap in Hillenraad 100

    Last Friday, the Hillenraad 100 was announced during the annual Hortigala. Van der Knaap Group rises to place 57 this year!

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  • Van der Knaap at Canadian Greenhouse Conference

    Van der Knaap is participating at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference which takes place October 4 and October 5 in Niagara Falls, Canada. It is Canada’s foremost event for flower, vegetable and nursery growers. You will find Van der Knaap at booth 3019.

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  • Visit van der Knaap at Cultivate‘17

    Visit van der Knaap at Cultivate‘17

    Van der Knaap is exhibiting at the Cultivate show that takes place in Columbus, Ohio, USA from July 16-18. During this event, you can meet our account managers and horticultural advisors at the booth of Van der Knaap Group booth, number #1207, or at booth #1114; the booth of our distributor International Horticultural Technologies. Visit our booth to discover innovative products, and learn about all the possibilities and solutions we have to offer.

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  • NEW: Fibre-Neth® Bookplug

    NEW: Fibre-Neth® Bookplug

    Coming soon! Fibre-Neth® Bookplug – by Van der Knaap
    - Unique design out of 100% coco peat
    - Custom-made possibilities
    - Suitable for the 60- and 72-hole tray

    If you would like more information, please contact us at +31 (0)174 296606 or vdk@vanderknaap.info

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  • Van der Knaap at Hortiflor Shanghai

    Van der Knaap at Hortiflor Shanghai

    Van der Knaap is participating at Hortiflorexpo IPM, which takes place from May 10 to May 12 in Shanghai, China. During this exhibition, we will present our latest innovations in the field of organic solutions for rooting and growing. You will find Van der Knaap at the Holland pavilion, booth number N3A49.

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  • Participation Van der Knaap Group at Demokwekerij Westland

    Participation Van der Knaap Group at Demokwekerij Westland

    On Thursday the 16th of March, Van der Knaap Group signed a participation agreement with Demokwekerij Westland for a period of three years.

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  • New Forteco logo!

    New Forteco logo!

    Van der Knaap is introducing a new corporate identity for the brand Forteco. In addition to the new logo, the packaging will get a new look. The old packaging will be phased out and the new packaging will be supplied during the second half of this year.

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  • Visit Van der Knaap at Fruit Logistica

    Visit Van der Knaap at Fruit Logistica

    Visit Fruit Logistica between 8 and 10 February in Berlin! A visit to our booth is definitely worth your time this year: Van der Knaap will introduce the new logo of Forteco during this exhibition.

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  • Grow-How! goes digital

    Grow-How! goes digital

    Newsletter Grow-How! is going digital. Register here to stay informed of the latest developments at Van der Knaap Group.

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  • Van der Knaap Group is ISO 9001:2015 certified

    Van der Knaap Group is ISO 9001:2015 certified

    In autumn 2015, the new version of NEN-EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System was released. We are proud to announce that Van der Knaap Group is ISO 9001:2015 certified as per 1 December 2016.

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  • Visit Van der Knaap at TBR Venray

    Visit Van der Knaap at TBR Venray

    Van der Knaap is participating at Tuinbouw Relatiedagen, which takes place from November 26 to December 1 in Venray, the Netherlands. This exhibition is a key platform for horticulture professionals from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. All segments of the horticultural branch are represented. You will find Van der Knaap at booth number 152.

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  • Rise for Van der Knaap in Hillenraad 100

    Rise for Van der Knaap in Hillenraad 100

    Last Friday it was announced during the annual Hortigala the Hillenraad 100. Van der Knaap Group rises to place 63 this year!

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  • Lisianthus grows well on coco material

    Lisianthus grows well on coco material

    A number of trials for cultivation on Van der Knaap coco substrates took place at the Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk. These tests are part of a joint project with the aim of developing a cultivation strategy for Lisianthus which achieves at least 35% savings on emissions and 90% on crop protection products. The intention is to achieve maximum sustainability regarding waste, use of materials and economic viability.

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  • Growing in peat-free substrates

    Growing in peat-free substrates

    Most potting soils consist mainly of peat. However, the use of peat is often criticized because of its impact on the environment. Increasingly, growers are asking for peat-free mixes. Together with SV.CO and KP Holland, Van der Knaap has begun a pilot project for the peat-free growing of Kalanchoes on coco material.

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  • Visit van der Knaap at Cultivate‘16

    Visit van der Knaap at Cultivate‘16

    Van der Knaap is participating at Cultivate ‘16, which takes place from July 10 to July 12 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. During this exhibition, we will present our latest innovations in the field of organic solutions for rooting and growing. You will find Van der Knaap at booth number 1311.

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  • Horticultural Connection with Mexico established!

    Horticultural Connection with Mexico established!

    Earlier this week, on the 30th of May, the public-private partnership Horticultural Connection has officially been formed, through the signing of a covenant between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherland Enterprise Agency and seven Dutch supplying companies of the horticultural sector, including Van der Knaap / Forteco. The covenant has been signed for a period of three years.

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  • New line of potting soil products: Growing Soilutions

    New line of potting soil products: Growing Soilutions

    Van der Knaap has introduced a new line of potting soil products for professional horticulture under the name Growing Soilutions. The product range consists of over twenty substrates that are suitable for different crops and applications.

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  • PressTop: pressed pots with white peat

    PressTop: pressed pots with white peat

    One of the products that has been in the Van der Knaap product range for years is the pressed pot. The PressTop is a worthy successor to the traditional compressed peat block, by adding a new component: white peat.

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  • Fibre-Neth® Twin 3.0

    Fibre-Neth® Twin 3.0

    Fibre-Neth® Twin 3.0 is a Fibre-Neth® plug, specially developed for the propagation of Phalaenopsis. The plug makes it possible for propagators to sort their Phalaenopsis and propagate plants separately.

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  • Coco Discs in retail concepts

    Coco Discs in retail concepts

    Coco Discs are a fantastic solution for green ‘grow your own’ retail concepts. Professional growers have used Coco Discs for many years. The discs provide precisely the right volume of substrate to fill the pot and have the correct properties.

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  • Steerable substrate for Calla

    Steerable substrate for Calla

    In its testing facility ‘de Kas’, Van der Knaap’s Research & Development department has conducted years of intensive research into the right choice of substrate for calla cultivation. The result is a steerable substrate.

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  • Latest Grow-How! online

    Latest Grow-How! online

    The latest issue of our newsletter Grow-How! is now available online.

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  • Latest Grow-How! online

    Latest Grow-How! online

    The newest Grow-How! is online. In this edition you will find information about Propagation Cubes, Responsibly produced peat, the new Orchid Substrate of Van der Knaap and the introduction of Big News.

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  • Van der Knaap supports Responsibly Produced Peat initiative

    Van der Knaap supports Responsibly Produced Peat initiative

    Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) is an independent European certification system for peat producers who produce peat in a responsible manner.

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  • New Grow-How! online

    New Grow-How! online

    The latest Grow-How! is now online. In this edition you will find information about the expansion of our location in Amsterdam, the latest developments in our own test center 'de Kas' and the Open Day Forteco organised in Turkey. We also offer a peek at the logistics chain of the Van der Knaap Group.

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  • New Grow-How! online

    New Grow-How! online

    The newest Grow-How! is online. In this edition you will find information about the OMRI certification of our products, the use of paperpots in tree nurseries, the optimal fertilizer for potting soils based on coco peat and the official opening of the Greenfarming project in Kenya.

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  • Forteco at Expo Agroalimentaria

    Forteco at Expo Agroalimentaria

    This week, Forteco is at Expo Agroalimentaria in Mexico presenting propagation cubes for vegetables and plugs for lettuce on hydroponics.

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  • Exclusive tomatoes on coco slabs

    Exclusive tomatoes on coco slabs

    One of our customers in Canada, Village Farms, produces exclusive tomatoes for top restaurants on Forteco coco slabs.

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  • Van der Knaap products OMRI certified

    Van der Knaap products OMRI certified

    Recently, the Forteco Profit coco slab and the Forteco Propagation Cube, as well as the coco peat products Knaap Basic and Coco Crunch were awarded OMRI certification.

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  • Register here for visit to Horti Fair

    Register here for visit to Horti Fair

    Van der Knaap Group will be present at international horticulture tradeshow Horti Fair from 30 October to 2 November at the RAI, Amsterdam. You'll find us in hall 8, stand 08.0313. Register here for a free visit to the tradeshow!

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  • Quality comes first at Nature Fresh

    Quality comes first at Nature Fresh

    One of our clients, Nature Fresh from Leamington in Canada, has been using Forteco coco slabs for the cultivation of peppers and tomatoes for over 10 years now. With over 60 ha, the company is one of the largest in Canada. Quality comes first at Nature Fresh, as is evident from this video.

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  • Grow-How! is now available

    Grow-How! is now available

    The newsletter of the Van der Knaap Group, Grow-How!, informs about the latest developments in the field of substrates, rooting and growing media. The latest edition of Grow-How! is out now. You can read it here.

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