The procedure of cutting a circle around a trunk, cane, or shoot of a vine, usually to facilitate fruit set, is referred to as “girdling” in English or ‘incision annulaire’ in French.

Another English term used for designating this procedure is “cincturing.” The ring around a conductive tissue (phloem) is removed, usually with a knife. This halts both the upward and downward flow of nutrients and plant hormones, until the wound is healing, . This operation is often conducted on vines are typically utilized to produce table grapes.