CannaPro has been appointed as the exclusive partner of coco coir producer Riococo. “This partnership allows us to support the Riococo growers in a much more efficient manner”, says George Dickinson, CannaPro CEO.
CannaPro was founded in 2011 and is specialized in designing, building and supplying world class solutions for licensed cannabis producers. The company is helping growers from the setting up of their operations to optimizing the growing processes. Currently they have over 1,500 customers in North America and have recently expanded into Europe as well. According to George, Riococo is an important product for our licensed cannabis growers.
“We direct ship containers to our larger clients but we also hold stock in our Toronto warehouse for emergency shipments and small to mid-size clients”, says George Dickinson, President and Founder of CannaPro. The partnership with Riococo is to benefit these clients and also generate new ones. “Over 80% of North American large-scale growers use Riococo exclusively for their coir. We can rely on 100% owned factories and raw material production plants in Sri Lanka”, Shan Halamba with Riococo explains. “We supply the largest Canadian cannabis producers and many small to medium sized operations as well. The assortment is broad and includes starter plugs for clones/seedlings, starter blocks for young plants, and open top bags (OTBs) in 1, 2, 3, and 5 gallon sizes as well as compressed bricks to fill your own containers.”
Apart from the broad assortment, there are many more reasons for the Canadian demand of the Riococo products. “Riococo is all natural and non-toxic. The coir is OMRI listed for organic production and our factories are ISO certified. We wash our materials multiple times to achieve a very low salt concentration, they have a high cation exchange capacity and offer natural wetting agents. Every batch is tested at SGS laboratories. In addition to that, our products have up to 30% air porosity for more oxygen to the roots increasing growth as well as enhancing biological effectiveness.”
George explains how the Riococo products have a decreased salt buildup over time, compared to other coco peat products. “The supply is carefully controlled so that it stays clean and consistent from shipment to shipment. This is critical in strictly controlled GMP facilities. Also, the bags are eco-friendly as they are biodegradable thus making disposal extremely easy after harvest. There is simply no better growing medium for cannabis. We are very proud to offer our clients Riococo products and their exemplary service”