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"Prairie Yard and Garden" will showcase growing grapes for the wine industry

Morris, Minn.--The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television.

Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria, Minnesota, hosts the popular program--one of Minnesota's top resources for gardening information.

On March 15, PY&G showcases growing quality grapes for the wine industry is an arduous process. Selecting varieties that perform well, while surviving the cold winter climate, is challenging but much more attainable with several cold hardy introductions. Florian Ledermann, owner of Cedar Rose Wild Vineyard, discusses his methods for growing quality grapes for commercial wine making.

Each season, PY&G travels the state to confer with researchers, gardening and nursery professionals, educators, and ordinary backyard gardeners about their expertise in horticulture, landscaping, and a variety of gardening topics in a sometimes difficult and frustrating growing region. The series is produced on campus by Roger Boleman, director of Instructional and Media Technologies with Michael Cihak, assistant director of marketing communication and design, who is the production coordinator, editor, and videographer.