ABSTRACT
A study was conducted to produce saline tolerant vegetables with their mineral constituents for nutritional security during July 2020 to June 2021. Edible portions of cucumber and yard long bean were collected from each of the three locations of Borguna and Patuakhali districts. Soils of each location were collected to detect pH and EC values. Sawdagarpara, Taltoli, Borguna district and Pakhimara, Khepupara, Patuakhali districtwere selected as saline area and Dumki, Patuakhali was remarked as non-saline area on the basis of soil salinity. It is noted that the soils of Borguna generally contains high saline in dry season; but during the sampling period the soil at Sawdagarpara observed moderately saline (EC value 6.2 dS m-1). The vegetable
were also analyzed to detect P, K, Ca, Mg and S contents. In saline area cooperatively lower accumulation of P and higher accumulations of K, Ca, Mg and S were found in the vegetable than that of non-saline area. This year the soil salinity did not raise as high levels as the other years and this might be due to the higher rainfall. Therefore, the discussed vegetable could be grown in saline area for sufficient mineral compositions. Considering the achieved findings the studied vegetables can tolerate moderate salinity (soil EC up to 6.2dSm-1) and they can be recommended to grow commercially in the study area for nutritional security. The
trend of minerals accumulation in the vegetable was Ca>Mg>P>K>S. On the basis of total minerals content the trend of vegetable was found as Cucumber> yard long bean.
Key words: Salinity, vegetable crops, nutritional security, coastal region

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