The upcoming discussion will update you about the difference between soil texture and structure.
Difference # Soil Texture:
(i) The relative size of soil particles is expressed by the term texture.
(ii) Soil texture may be coarse and fine according to the size of soil particles.
(iii) Soil texture is unchangeable. It is not possible to change soil texture by tillage or other agricultural particles.
(iv) The physicochemical properties of soil largely depends on soil texture.
(v) Soil texture are not improved by cultural practices (i.e. tillage, addition of organic matter, irrigation, drainage etc.)
(vi) The nature and property of soil depends on the texture. Soil containing sand and clay are called light soil and heavy soil respectively.
(vii) Soil texture is not influenced by structure.
Difference # Soil Structure:
(i) The arrangement of soil particles in the soil mass is called structure.
(ii) Soil structure are of different types such as platy, prism like, block like and spheroidal.
(iii) Soil structure is changeable. It is possible to change the structure by tillage or addition of organic matter.
(iv) The physic-chemical properties do not depend on soil structure.
(v) Soil structure may be improved by cultural practices.
(vi) The nature and properties of soil do not depend on structure.
(vii) The soil structure is influenced by texture.