Compost Starter is based on the clay we mine at Restora-Life minerals. Compost starter has natural and added bacteria that break down the Nitrogen and other minerals in manure to stabilize and hold them in bedding and lagoon type operations. This will help retain these nutrients instead of having them run off and cause contamination. This will also help in odor control. This product is to be used as an activator or stimulant in manure handling.