TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

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TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby Gage_Admin » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:22 am

So you are interested in becoming a GAGE GREEN GROWER or need a refresher on what we require from our testers? Then this is the thread for you!

This requires us to seek help from the community and find willing growers to support our search for the highest potential within cannabis. We are looking for people who want to build a lasting relationship with us and are interested in being a part of a movement of 

We are looking for:
- Talented Gardeners
- Respectful of Cannabis
- Excellent Photography Technique
- Consistent & Completed Test Grows
- Honest & Descriptive Feedback
- Attention-to-Detail


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Apply to become a Gage Green Grower:
Please submit your tester application to a GGG Representative.
NAME/NICKNAME:
EMAIL:
GROWING EXPERIENCE:
PREVIOUS TESTING EXPERIENCE:
WHY I WANT TO TEST FOR GGG:
I WILL BE POSTING MY LOGS HERE:
Please attach BEST photos of your garden and previous harvests.
I have read ALL requirements & guidelines and agree to follow ALL terms.
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Gage Green Grower 
REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES
Please follow all Gage Green Grower REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES. You will be evaluated based on your performance along these guidelines:

- Conduct yourself with honor.

- All tester seeds provided must be germinated. Do not store tester seeds. We will continue to provide genetics to testers who are consistent and loyal.

- Testers should be germinated upon arrival or within a short period of time. We are on a schedule and would appreciate speedy and timely test results.

- Do not sell, breed or give away with testers that have not been released. If testers have not been released officially, please do not release testers clones or seeds of our unreleased creations.

- All testers are expected to obtain the HIGHEST QUALITY flower photos. Please contact a GAGE representative for consultation and advice on how to obtain the best flower photos for each tester journal. The more photos taken, the better. This will ensure we can find an amazing photo to use for the official release.

- Grow your best! We do not have requirements for grow methods. We recommend natural farming methods and allowing the plants to grow to their full potential. Testers should be ready to explain their technique and style. We recommend growing females twice in flower before culling.

- Complete a GROW JOURNAL SUMMARY/SMOKE REPORT for each tester variety.

- GROW JOURNAL SUMMARY/SMOKE REPORT must be posted to the Grow Journals & Smoke Reports Forum: http://www.gagegreen.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=15 Format found below.
    
GROW JOURNAL SUMMARY/SMOKE REPORT:
NAME OF STRAIN
GERMINATION
                  Germination Date
                                    Record date that seeds were germinated
                  Germination Rates
                                    Record germination rate
GARDEN
                  Methodologies
                                    Record the gardening method being used
VEGETATIVE
                  Growth patterns/structure
                                    Record leaf structure, growth patterns, branching, etc.
                  Smell
                                    Record aromas
FLOWERING
                  Growth patterns/structure
                                    Stretch, flower length, notable flower structure, colors, etc.
FLOWER DESCRIPTIONS / SMOKE REPORT
                  Tastes & Smell
                                    Associate as many flavors and aromas to both stalk rub and resin aromas
                  High & Effect
                                    Conduct Smoke Report at the end of the Grow Log and describe sensations and effects
                                    Record length of high, head and body sensations, potency etc.

FINAL NOTES
                                    What did you enjoy growing and smoking this cross?
                                    What was memorable about this cross?
                                    What would you recommend to future growers of this cross?



Please let us know if you have any questions or comments or suggestions for how we can better improve the Gage Green Grower process! We appreciate all the support and hope to be able to give back our best to our family and friends. Much love.
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby GODNOTILLA » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:06 pm

Hello Gage forum members and Gage proprietors M4kGGGand Keyplay7 was just reading the Tester guidelines and came across the section regarding High Quality photos. Now, I am not a tester at this time, but I am trying to ensure all the requirements layed out for potential testers I can not only meet but exceed, this is why I am inquiring about Photography. Looking for some good advice on getting the best photos. Looking to get some new camera gear as well, anyone got a good camera macro lens combo that gets these nugporn photos we all love so much. Much respect to you all and Thank You for your time, and any response ☮
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby Gage_Admin » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:24 pm

GODNOTILLA, We believe that a high quality camera is necessary but not required. Most point and shoot hand held devices along with today's latest phone cameras can pick up enough detail to create beautiful images.

What you need to practice is obtaining clarity and a good perspective.

Clarity is key with cannabis because resin and bud structure is crucial. A steady hand and a knack for using the focus or auto-focus features on the camera will benefit the most. Adjusting the distance between the camera and the object to capture the maximum focus and trichome clarity is the goal.

Perspective is also important. The same flower can be photographed at different angles and appear different. Our goal is to capture the flower at their most aesthetically pleasing perspective. We find that this usually involves walking around the bud and looking for the best angles. Flowers tend to look best when they are at their fullest. When the flowers look symmetrical, they also tend to express more beauty.

Take lots of photos and experiment with photographing with clarity and perspective in mind. Sometimes we take over 50 photos from all different angles in order to choose the best. Take your time and have fun.
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby Bignatty68 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:16 pm

Hello to the gage crew. Iam a little behind but will be on point this week with the test seeds I have. Unfourtunly we had a loss in my family back east. I didn't want to start and not be 100% on point for you and us. Look for my journal to start right away. Thank you again to GGG for the chance. Will
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby GODNOTILLA » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:46 am

Thanks Gage Admin. Your response is greatly appreciated. I will focus on said qualities/skills and progress to what I feel is a GAGE standard. Much respect
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby m4k » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:42 am

Bignatty68 wrote:Hello to the gage crew. Iam a little behind but will be on point this week with the test seeds I have. Unfourtunly we had a loss in my family back east. I didn't want to start and not be 100% on point for you and us. Look for my journal to start right away. Thank you again to GGG for the chance. Will


Please consider this a project that you should do on your own time. We completely understand that real life can get in the way sometimes and we only want you to do your best. We appreciate your support and look forward to your coming back. Much love to your family through the difficulties.
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby BlackMarketMeds » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:38 am

Hi, it's nice to meet you guys. I noticed your company for the first time a couple years ago on hempdepot.ca a Canadian seed bank. I actually though you were an American company and never looked into it until now. I was at first attracted to all of your interesting genetics and mother plant's you breed with.. So basically what differentiates this "group" from more traditional breeders ? I'm interested in becoming a tester for Gage Green, I have sent the email along with the info and pics you asked for. I am a member of IC mag and enjoy documenting my gardens and sharing with others.
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby Snydgrow » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:56 pm

Email sent :)
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Re: TESTER GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS

Postby Smittyup » Mon May 15, 2017 1:47 pm

I've looked all over and I can't find an application to become a tester for you guys anywhere. I'm in Spokane, Was and I have a legal medical grow. I would live to test for you.
I keep dedicated journals, I have a microscopic camera that hooks to my computer for Trichome pics.
I'm 51, been growing cannabis a long time, indoor and out.
I'll check back for a response.
Thanks
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Postby Smittyup » Mon May 15, 2017 1:52 pm

Sent email as well
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