Hey BobCajun I get it brother.Trust me you are singing my song, but it sounds like your defoliation is for maintaining a healthy plant. Mine is different. My defoliation starts in pre-flower I cut the leaf at every node with any growth except the last node and top on every branch and then every 2 weeks in flower any leaf that has a stalk to snip. I know this sounds stupid to some here (and starting to for me as well), but please folks, no flames, we are all here to learn, it has worked for me for awhile. My last grow I filled a case of mason jars (that's 12 jars) off two four and a half foot tall plants not even counting what I gave away and burned up during harvest and drying and get things ready to cure. Sorry I don't have exact weights, measurements, and pictures like most here do, I am old school, that stuff is called evidence. Way outside my comfort zone already. I guess I always thought of my herb plant as being like old computer code. Like some old Clutch 10001110101. I thought the plant was talking to the bud going through its list, if yes do this, if no do this, as far as distribution of growth material and bud material and cannabinoid material.