Blog Written by Aja Atwood, Trella Technologies
If you’re growing indoors, you have height restrictions that not only effect the way you grow, but effect your actual harvest quality and yield. And regardless of which lights you use, a traditional overhead grow light cannot penetrate lower branches, which can substantially limit yield.
But with Trella’s automated plant training system, lack of height is no longer limiting growth potential. As we continue refining our next design and making the system ready for home and commercial cultivators, check out the various ways you can train your plants to optimize plant growth and increase yield by 25%-40%.
Topping, Supercropping and Scrogging
These techniques all require pruning of branches at the lower part of the plants. Removing these branches prevents waste of water and nutrients, but also reduces the number and size of colas a plant will produce. Learn more about these methods here.
Low-Stress Training is a method near and dear to Trella because our system combines the benefits of low-stress training with automation. Also, low-stress training doesn’t require any actual cuts, which can damage plants and slow down or inhibit growth.
With gentle bending of branches, low-stress training allows the plant to grow in a sideways direction, letting all side branches receive more optimal light and grow into their own cola. Unlike with the training methods mentioned above, where branches are trimmed, horizontal growing through low-stress training allows growers to keep all branches intact and therefore maximize yields.
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