For apple tree growers, there's a brief period of time between winter and spring upon which their whole future crop depends.
For some farmers, it's the best way to ensure that their favorite crops come back year after year.
Long before biotechnology, farmers have sought ways to bring predictability to their ever-changing crops.
At the conclusion of the Omizutori Festival in Japan, showers of glowing embers rain down on spectators.
From sugar to syrup to spirits, maple has a rich history in the Northeast.