Lebanon Seaboard Corp. announced the acquisition of the Emerald Isle line of premium foliar and other granular fertilizer products from Milliken Chemical, a division of Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company. Terms of the agreement between the two privately held companies were not announced.

Emerald Isle True Foliar products produce excellent turfgrass playing conditions – consistent surfaces, ideal color and outstanding turf density – while providing seaplant extract and other beneficial supplements for root growth, stress tolerance and disease resistance. Foliar products are widely used to promote healthy growth for closely mowed turf susceptible to disease in stressful conditions.

“Emerald Isle is a highly respected line of products that extends and complements our existing fertilizers and turfgrass offerings,” said Katherine Bishop, president and CEO of Lebanon Seaboard. “These specialized products broaden Lebanon’s ability to address the golf course superintendent’s turfgrass management needs through advanced foliar nutrition.”

Bishop said Lebanon will continue to work with Ocean Organics, the Waldoboro, ME-based manufacturer of seaplant extract and foliar products, to produce key ingredients in the Emerald Isle formulations.