verb (disbuds, disbudding, disbudded)[with object]
1Remove superfluous or unwanted buds from (a plant).
- If only about 60 percent of the better stems are staked with canes and the other lateral shoots removed through disbudding, the plant forms bigger, and more showy flowers.
- If you're interested in displaying roses for competition or just producing a nice specimen for the dinner table, try disbudding a few of your roses.
- Dormant cuttings are saved for bench grafting, stored in the cold; after soaking in fungicide solution, rootstock cuttings are disbudded and scion cuttings are cut into one-node pieces.
1.1 Farming Remove the horn buds from (a young animal).
- The code of recommendations for the welfare of livestock says only a trained and competent stock-keeper should perform disbudding and ideally a vet should do it.
- We do not routinely disbud animals other than wethers, so if you would like to purchase a disbudded kid, make sure to let us know so it can be done early.
- The use of naturally polled breeds avoids the need to disbud animals.
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