The removal of flower buds. Disbudding is sometimes done to enhance the treatment for certain insect pests, i.e., Thrips. Disbudding also done to help redirect an African Violet's energy from growing flowers to growing larger leaves, thus promoting the growth of overall plant size.
when side-buds get removed.
The removal of vegetative or flower buds.
To remove excess buds from a plant leaving the remainder to grow bigger.
Removal of side buds to leave a single bloom, or the terminal bud in a spray to make it more pleasing to the eye.
The elimination through pruning of reproductive buds or small fruit, so as to encourage increased fruit size from the remaining buds.
The selective removal of unopened blooms early in the season to encourage large flowers from the remaining blooms. Nurseries may completely disbud a plant to discourage petal blight.
The removal of the superfluous flower-buds that form below a crown bud allows the plantâ€™s energy to go into a single flower e.g. Chrysanthemums.
The pinching off of selected buds to benefit those left to grow.
The practice of removing the horns on a goat.
Removing the horn buds. This is usually done by a hot disbudding iron or caustic paste. Dehorning is usually the term used when a horn has matured, and the process is by cutting.
The removal of swollen buds or young shoots less than 1 inch long.