It’s a vast topic indeed and i like the referal to a phyto-hormone as ethylene, though i’d certainly hope there are other ways to get its concentration level raised using some different plant than cannabis males. Or just get rid of regular day-length considerations by switching to autofem dwarfs… In any case please keep in mind i have no comparative study completed with duplicated results to make further statements in favour or against similar ideas. Lets make sure everyone understands i’ve only expressed a theory which remains to be revified, for all i can tell.
Nonetheless the span left to explorations seems large all right, otherwise we’d know all about this already. or maybe not: after all standard timers only support 24 h cycles, who wants one with non-standard days?..
Relatively to yields, having The Borg around i’d fear it shall become some moot concern if no succesful remedy is applied fast; it won’t be long before the damage ain’t recoverable, what gets lost now is gone forever i’m afraid. A gain of 1 hour per day won’t slow down an invasion, resistance is futile!!
And it’s not just the spider mites, they lay eggs before going into diapause, e.g. on top of mutating frequently…
It’s the kind of battle in which i failed after being assimilated! Though i vaguely recall that lowering temperature may temper their progression, at least that’s how it felt.
Act quick, good luck!