disbudding


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dis·bud

 (dĭs-bŭd′)
tr.v. dis·bud·ded, dis·bud·ding, dis·buds
1. To remove buds from (a plant) to promote better blooms from the remaining buds or control the shape of the plant.
2. To prevent the growth of horns on (livestock) by destroying or removing newly developing horns.

disbudding

The selective removal of some immature buds to encourage those that remain to produce better quality flowers or fruit.
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Dairy/Beef: Aramark will work with suppliers to address issues of pain relief for disbudding and castration procedures, and eventual elimination of tail docking and dehorning.
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Here he is in spring, disbudding the pea plants and taking off the tendrils before securing the main stems with wire rings.