Defoliation is a cultivation technique used in the cannabis industry. It involves the removal of leaves from the cannabis plant to improve light penetration and airflow. By selectively removing large fan leaves or lower foliage, defoliation aims to redirect energy towards bud development and increase overall yields. This technique is typically performed during the flowering stage, allowing more light to reach the lower bud sites and promoting better air circulation, which can help prevent mold and mildew. However, it is important to note that defoliation should be done with caution and only when necessary, as excessive leaf removal can stress the plant and affect its overall health.
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