Difference between Soil texture and Soil structure

                      Soil texture
                                Soil structure
1. Soil texture refers to the relative proportion of sand, silt and clay.
1. Soil structure refers to the arrangement of sand, silt and clay into a definite pattern.
2. Example: Loam, sandy, clay etc.
2. Example: Strong coarse, angular blocky etc.
3. It is a basic property of soil and can’t be changed easily.
3. It is easily liable to change under different management practices such as ploughing, liming, manuring etc.
4. It can be identified by finger feel method.
4. It can be identified by its physical appearance.
5. Soil texture is formed due to weathering.
5. Soil structure is formed due to physical, chemical and biological activities.
6. Based on soil texture soils have been grouped into 12 textural class.
6. Based on soil structure soils have been grouped into 5 structural class.
7. Loam and silt loam texture are good for agriculture.
7. Granular and crumbly structure are good for agriculture.

That is the basic difference between Soil texture and Soil structure

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