OPTIMISING AMINOETHOXYVINYLGLYCINE APPLICATION RATE FOR WATERLOGGED COTTON
Outline Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), an important economic crop of Australia, often experiences yield losses due to environmental fluctuations. Increased ethylene accumulation in waterlogged cotton plant induces young fruit abscission of waterlogged cotton. Earlier studies proposed the effectiveness of anti-ethylene agent aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG) for limiting ethylene biosynthesis in plants experiencing a variety of stresses e.g. salinity, drought and waterlogging. Through a series of glasshouse and field experiments, we optimised AVG application rate and time for waterlogged cotton.