Dust Control

If road dust is becoming an annoyance to your country lifestyle or your residence is under constant airborne attack, Wessels Oil has the perfect remedy! Wessels Oil offers two different products for dust control:


The first one we offer is Magnesium Chloride; it is a salt base product. This product draws the moisture from the air to keep the road damp. This is the most common choice, but please check with us on whether the county you reside in allows for this product to be spread.


The second product is Lignin Sulfonate, an organic blend. This blend, also known as tree sap, binds the soil particles together. This is a newer product and has been found to be just as popular as magnesium chloride.


We coordinate with county road maintenance personnel for road preparation. We typically apply our products 2 times per year; usually in May and July/August depending on road and weather conditions. We currently serve the following counties:


  • Buena Vista
  • Calhoun
  • Clay
  • Dickenson
  • Emmet
  • Kossuth
  • Palo Alto
  • Pocahontas
  • Winnebago

We are updating this list as we get approved in counties currently not served. Please call our office in Palmer at 712-359-7712 or Emmetsburg at 712-852-2692 if your county is not in the above list to see if it has been approved.


For pricing and an application for dust control please call one of the offices listed above. To get scheduled for dust control please fill out paperwork by May 1st.


All products applied by Wessels Oil must be approved for applications with county engineers.