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Zilliox hosts TV program on controlling garden pests

There are many challenges associated with gardening, but dealing with pesky animals and rodents is a frustrating fact.

John Loegering, associate professor of wildlife at the University of Minnesota, shows Prairie Yard and Garden host Larry Zilliox ways of controlling these hungry creatures.

"Preventing Wildlife Damage" will air at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 5, on Pioneer Public Television, Channel 10 (KWCM), Appleton.

Each segment of Prairie Yard and Garden is replayed at 4:30 p.m. on the Saturday following the initial episode.

Zilliox is a former Douglas County extension educator.

Produced by Media Services on the historic campus of the University of Minnesota, Morris, PY&G uses its affiliation with the University of Minnesota to bring important and tested horticultural information to gardeners in what is occasionally a difficult and frustrating growing region.

After more than two decades on public television with more than 500 television episodes to its credit, PY&G has grown into one of west central Minnesota's top resources for gardening information.

Each season, PY&G travels the state to meet with researchers, gardening and nursery professionals, educators and backyard gardeners to discuss specific issues related to horticulture, landscaping and a host of other gardening topics.

Over the years, PY&G has continued to nurture important relationships with horticulture leaders, such as the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen and the Minnesota Extension Service. These two entities bring both information and guests that are reliable and valuable to gardeners statewide.