Each spring many farmers are faced with seeding forages, corn, and soybeans, and transplanting tobacco into acid soils. The choices are either to go ahead with planting and do nothing, don't plant, or to try some liming practice and hope that it works. The results from planting without doing anything may be disastrous or result in limited crop performance. While not planting is a viable option for some producers, most cannot afford this choice. The question most often faced is, "Will liming now do any good for this year's crop?"
Wells, Kenneth L. and Sims, J. L., "Will Liming Acid Soils Now Be Adequate for Spring Needs?" (1989). Soil Science News and Views. 139.