Out of curiosity, I've had a old timer that has grown longer than I been alive tell me he heavily strips all fan leaf's a week before harvest. I know the basic defoliation techniques but never tried anything so aggressive. Today I tried it. I stripped everything except for bud and sugar leafs. Since I'm so close to harvest about a week out for one of my plants I don't see what it could hurt. This is a experimental thing I'm trying. Has anyone else heard of such a aggressive defoliation a week or two before harvest or is this guy blowing smoke up my ass? I tried it, too late to go back now. Most that would happen is I cut her a few days early.