The existence of toxic substances in vegetables, limits their qualitative and quantitative benefits. The levels of these substances in vegetables are influenced by the nature of soil in which they are grown. Natural and anthropogenic activities increased the input of salt into the soil and water which have resulted in the widespread occurrence of salt in ecosystems and may severely limit plant growth and productivity. A number of approaches are being used to combat the negative effect of salt in vegetable crops and plants. Among them, nutrient management is one of the good strategies to mitigate the negative effect of salt stress in vegetable crops and plants.
egetables, a good source of vitamins and mineral nutrients are prerequisite for good health. Increased human activities, improper irrigation and agriculture practices led to the rise in the level of salt in crop field. Hence it causes substantial decline in crop productivity. The production of vegetables and crop is very low due to its considerable sensitivity to a variety of abiotic stresses. Soil salinity is one of the most important abiotic stresses which affects physiology and biochemistry of plants and significantly reduces yield of the crops.
Citation: Singh M, Kumar J, Singh VP, Prasad SM (2014) Plant Tolerance Mechanism Against Salt Stress: The Nutrient Management Approach. Biochem Pharmacol 3:e165. doi: 10.4172/2167-0501.1000e165