Ethylene is used in following ways :
(a) Ripening of fruits like ethepon hastens fruit ripening in tomatoes and apples.
(b) Increase in number of fruits.
(c) In sprouting of storage organs such as rhizomes,
corms, tubers can be enhanced by exposing them to i ethylene.
(d) Ethylene accelerates abscission in flowers and fruits and is used for thinning of fruits like cotton, cherry etc.