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New season of Prairie Yard and Garden begins Jan. 17

Prairie Yard and Garden is produced at the University of Minnesota, Morris and airs on Pioneer Public Television Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

MORRIS, Minn.--The 26th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) begins on Thursday, Jan. 17. Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria, Minn., hosts the popular 30-minute program--one of Minnesota's top resources for gardening information. PY&G airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television.

Each season, PY&G travels the state to confer with researchers, gardening and nursery professionals, educators, and backyard gardeners about their expertise in horticulture, landscaping, and a variety of other gardening topics. In association with Pioneer Public Television, the series is produced by Roger Boleman, director, and Michael Cihak, assistant director of marketing communication and design, of Instructional and Media Technologies at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Cihak also serves as production coordinator, editor, and videographer.

The longevity and success of the program characterizes a unique alliance between the University and Pioneer Public Television, KWCM Appleton. Pioneer Public Television, a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate, serves more than 375,000 households across Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, PY&G showcases hedges used in landscaping. Jeff Johnson of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum shares varieties that can act as a windbreak or be used to define a boundary.