Problem: Sugar Leaves Dying

This plant is in late flowering. I know some yellowing of fan leaves is normal but I’ve never had sugar leaves die like this. Some are entirely brown and just easily pull off. I couldn’t see any mold or any discoloring inside the bud but I don’t really know what I’m looking for if I’m looking for bud rot. The plant I’m concerned about is the tallest one.

Strain: Wedding Cake Autoflower from ILGM
Soil: Happy Frog
Vessels: 3 gal smart pot
PH: 6.4
PPM: Feeding NFTG. PPM is around 300-500
Indoor Grow
Light system: Mars Hydro TS 1000. About 6 inches above tallest bud
Temps: 71-75
Ventilation system: 4 inch
AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier: All three
Co2: No

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It’s normal for plants to yellow later in flowering, but it looks a little excessive in this case. A support ticket could be helpful. I’m particularly interested in knowing your runoff pH and PPM.


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I added the support ticket above. I was told to do slurry tests when growing with Nectar For The Gods. My last slurry for this plant showed 6.6 PH and 176 ppm. I am feeding NFTG Spartan regimen and feeding it the maximum recommended. Going in, PH was 6.4 and ppm was 570.

She’s so hungry she eating herself up which is normal but seems to be a little much… have you really inspected the buds to see how long she has left to go