George Washington Carver’s Inventions

George Washington Carver was a lecturer at the Normal and Industrial Institute of Negroes in Tuskegee in 1897. Carver was mainly involved in studying the problems faced by the farmers who grew cotton. He developed a method through which the farmers could retain and conserve the nutrients in the soil.

This was also famous as crop rotational method. It is considered as one of the most important inventions in the field of agriculture. George Washington carver suggested that the farmers plant peanuts, pecans and sweet potatoes so that the soil can be enriched for cotton harvest.

Carver also created a market for peanuts by discovering hundreds of uses for it. He did the same for sweet potatoes, soybeans and pecans. He also invented various dyes of hundreds of shades and mainly used the agricultural crops for them. Before that textile dyes were always imported from England. Carver also invented the process of manufacturing paints and stains from soy beans and he was allowed to patent this invention. However, George Washington Carver did not patent most of his inventions and as a result he did not reap any profits from his numerous inventions and discoveries.

He also invented the cook stove chemistry that helped to improve the diet of families that were not able to buy meat. Carver was also the main person who developed the peanut butter, shaving cream, cloth dye, leather dye, wood stain hair tonic and laxative. He also invented several food products that were made form peanuts and soy beans. He also invented flour, sugar, and yeast. His contribution to the society in terms of agricultural products has been immense.