Lime and fertilizer make up a substantial portion of the costs of producing winter pasture. Lime may or may not be needed - only a soil test can tell you for sure. If lime is recommended, its application can pay good dividends.
Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, presents a thorough overview of bermudagrass, a warm-season perennial grass, including recommendations for its establishment and management as a forage and hay crop.
Let's say you look at the results from your soil sample and see there is a recommendation for lime. You check around and discover this is going to cost $40-$50 per acre. A normal person would question whether the value received from liming is worth the cost.