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    Evening all.
    Been reading up on aggressive defoliation methods, I know its a bit of a marmite one but I would love some opinions.
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    i have been trying out defoliation. im doing a scrog and found it helped develop branches stronger and longer as they were getting light the thick canopy denied them b4 removing most of the fan leaves especially older ones. my plants are now starting week 5 flowering have just gave them the last clipping as its all getting frosty so dont want to disturb them to much this late on in my grow. Im sure poet has a good thread on this subject if u run a search



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    I used it in my current grow and found it very useful for filling my screen. Clearing out the leaves around blank sports in my screen allowed lower arms that were blocked by the canopy come up and fill my screen

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    Was reading alot about defoliation lately and must admit it is a hard one.
    Many good agruments for and against it.But what I've observed so far is that every time I've accidentally snapped off a leaf it took some time to heel the broken spot but afterwords it redirected the energy to the small top next to it and promoted it growth.After just couple of days the diference was easy to notice.That's just one positive aspect of defoliation.Removing big fan leafes also helps light penetrate deeper and for obvious reasons, it promotes the under growth.Air circulation is much better and helps keep the temps down.
    The plants didn't seem to bother loosing a leaf from time to time so I've started getting rid off the leafes that shaded the most strategic areas (tops below).It doesn't take much (one-two leaf,every couple of days), to see a big diference.
    Also,starting small and working your way up is the best way to learn in my opinion.
    I truely believe that most of the problems starts when growers approach goes towards maximizing the cropp.
    At the same time I don't doubt that an extreme approach can be extremely beneficial.It is all about finding what works best for your specific conditions.

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    Thanks, so far seems to be quite possitive, im down to 5 plants on my rhino grow and decided to experiment on one and basically stripped all but the new and small leaves off and the lower part of the plant went nuts.
    Im gonna persist with it and practice with it, probs start and top of plant so I can see what light comes through as I go further down.
    Thanks for comments keep em coming.

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    Check this shit out!!!! growweedeasy marijuana-defoliation-tutorial
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    Hey mr Greene. Don't think them kind of links are permitted on here man.. I could be wrong though..

    In the meantime have a look at this quality example of defoliation

    http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-foru...nnabis-Yields&

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    http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-foru...annabis-Yields

    Very informative thread with pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerG View Post
    Agreed, a very informative thread, but there are growers on here that are getting big yields like that without aggressive defoliation.
    Wonder if they would get even bigger yields using this method.
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    @denots.. I wouldn't say it's aggressive lol.... I'll probably get a bin liner full of leaves this time around but that's all part of the scrogging procedure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boycie View Post
    @denots.. I wouldn't say it's aggressive lol.... I'll probably get a bin liner full of leaves this time around but that's all part of the scrogging procedure
    Hello Boycie, Have a look at the 10th pic on the link you put up, you dont call that aggressive

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    Eewwwww it's fcking horrid lol

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    lol, you wouldn't think that would give a big yield would ya.

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    [QUOTE=Boycie;1069397954]Hey mr Greene. Don't think them kind of links are permitted on here man.. I could be wrong though..

    In the meantime have a look at this quality example of defoliation

    http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-foru...nnabis-Yields&[/QUOTE

    A look in from the Boyce I feel honored.
    Had no idea about the link thing, won't happen again sorry.
    Interesting reading though noticed 'poet' put this up before and got some good responces.

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    Boycie. Next time ill paste link to thread on here. Link was to the keef treez article. Cheers for advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boycie View Post
    Hey mr Greene. Don't think them kind of links are permitted on here man.. I could be wrong though..

    In the meantime have a look at this quality example of defoliation

    http://www.thctalk.com/cannabis-foru...nnabis-Yields&
    YESS dam good thread!

    if i found that before my 2nd Auto NLs indoor 150w cfl grows i might of produced even more than the 2 Zips i got from them. so im a believer in what poet preached abotu defoilication

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    Keef Treez deserves the credit, he is the preacher. Thanks poet for bringing it to the masses.

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    The other thing to consider when defoliating is the setup your using you really need at least one 600W HPS anything else such as a CFLs 250HPS isnt going to reap the benefits unless perhaps you are scrogging but then you should already have read up on scrogging and be defoliating accordingly I guess

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    Got a 600 & 400, only really use the cfl for early veg after seedling, looking into a wilma drain to waste setup with a drip feed and res, plenty more reading to do first though, want to try coco too.

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    this is a very alien concept to me,i am a gardener and bonsai grower.in bonsai we use defoliation to reduce the size of the leaves on some trees that would be unsuitable otherwise.this in trees can only be done if the tree is super fit.and even then it can weaken the plant badly.in my horticulture career i took to the books and got nvq so think i have a handle on most practices(not meant to sound clever or smart honest)but the benefits of the large leaf or fan leaves surly is there size and light-nutes uptake the only time from what i been taught to remove leaves is damage-sickness or infestations of bugs.the energy these make will in the end result be your bud.also in a plant infamous for the hermie why stress and risk the damage? maybe i missing something here but any real benifits? convinced?

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