Videos

U of M Research Puts Blowing Snow in Its Place

February 2017

An overview of three projects focused on living snow fences. Collectively, this work won the 2017 CTS Research Partnership Award.

Fences that Save: Cost-Effective Snow Control Tools

April 23, 2015

This video describes the standing corn rows program and the snow control tool calculator. The calculator allows MnDOT to determine which snow control measure will be most effective on a given stretch of roadway. Video produced by MnDOT Video Services.

Snow Control Tools Webinar – December 2, 2015

This webinar recording provides an overview of the Snow Control Cost-Benefit Tool to calculate the value of snow control measures and the Snow Fence Design Tool to help determine the placement of snow fences.

Presenters: Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota; Diomy Zamora, Extension Educator/Professor, University of Minnesota; David Smith, USDA, former Research Assistant, University of Minnesota; Dean Current, Director, CINRAM, University of Minnesota; and Daniel Gullickson, Forester, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Watch recording (53 min)


Shrub Willows for Living Snow Fences Webinar- December 2, 2015

This webinar recording describes a MnDOT-sponsored research project about how shrub willows can be used for living snow fences, covering the establishment, design, functionality, and potential environmental impacts of using them.

Presenters: Diomy Zamora, Extension Educator/Professor, Eric Ogdahl, Graduate Research Assistant, and Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator/Professor, University of Minnesota

Watch recording (51 min)


Snow Control Tools Webinar

June 17, 2015

View this free webinar to learn more about two tools that can assist you in keeping your roads clear of blowing and drifting snow and ice.


Linder Farm Network standing corn

May 26, 2015

Video of Linder Farm Network tour last year that reached more than 1,200 farmers in the corn belt region of Minnesota.


Fences that Save: Cost-Effective Snow Control Tools

April 23, 2015

This video describes the standing corn rows program and the snow control tool calculator. The calculator allows MnDOT to determine which snow control measure will be most effective on a given stretch of roadway. Video produced by MnDOT Video Services.


Snow Control Cost-Benefit Tool Webinar - January 28, 2015

This 30-minute recording provides an introduction to using the Snow Control Cost-Benefit Tool.

Presenters: Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota; Daniel Gullickson, Forester, Minnesota Department of Transportation; David Smith, Research Assistant, University of Minnesota

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