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Josh Kardos

Instructor

Overview

As an Instructor, I am fully devoted to teaching. My extensive background in production horticulture has provided me with a wealth of hands-on experience that I apply in the classroom every day.

Expertise

  • Plant Propagation
  • Production Horticulture
  • Plant Materials

Education

  • Ph.D. Horticulture, University of Georgia, 2008
  • B.S. Horticulture, University of Georgia, 2003
  • HORT 4614: Greenhouse Crop Production and Marketing
  • HORT 4324: Greenhouse Management
  • HORT 3___ (course number pending): Herbaceous Landscape Plants
  • HORT 2244: Plant Propagation
  • HORT 2144: Indoor Plants

Instructor | 2020-present
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Manager, Specialty Crops Research Program | 2019-2020
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Agrotechnical Manager | 2015-2019
Tri-Hishtil, LLC., Mills River, Nc.

Operations Manager | 2013-2015
Branch Environmental, Inc., Watkinsville, Ga.

Plant Breeder | 2007-2013
Plant Introductions, Inc., Watkinsville, Ga.

  1. Kardos, J., Robacker, C., Dirr, M., and Rinehart, T. Production and Verification of Hydrangea macrophylla x H. angustipetala hybrids. HortScience. 44(6):1534-1537. 2009.
  2. Kardos, J., Robacker, C., Dirr, M. and Rinehart, T. Production and Verification of Hybrids from Hydrangea macrophylla x H. angustipetala and H. macrophylla x Dichroa febrifuga. Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Res. Conf. 51:570-572. 2006.
  3. Kardos, J. The Nuts & Bolts of Breeding Hydrangeas. Proc. Int. Plant Propagators’ Soc. 56:534-537. 2006.

United States Plant Patents:

  1. Abelia hybrid ‘PIIAB-I’ PP25,305. Inventor. February 24, 2015.
  2. Berberis thunbergii ‘Daybreak’ PP23,747. Co-Inventor. July 16, 2013.
  3. Buddleia ‘PIIBD-I’ PP26,305. Co-Inventor. January 12, 2016.
  4. Buddleia ‘PIIBD-II’ PP26,278. Co-Inventor. December 29, 2015.
  5. Buddleia ‘PIIBD-III’ PP26,306. Co-Inventor. January 12, 2016.
  6. Distylium hybrid ‘PIIDIST-III’ PP25,304. Inventor. February 24, 2015.
  7. Distylium hybrid ‘PIIDIST-IV’ PP25,984. Co-Inventor. October 13, 2015.
  8. Gardenia jasminoides ‘Double Mint’ PP23,507. Co-Inventor. April 2, 2013.
  9. Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmacfive’ PP30,359. Co-Inventor. April 9, 2019.
  10. Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bountiful Bouquets’ PP26,182. Inventor. December 1, 2015.
  11. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘PIIHQ-I’ PP25,319. Co-Inventor. March 3, 2015.
  12. Hypericum hybrid ‘PIIHYP-I’ PP25,318. Co-Inventor. February 24, 2015.
  13. Illicium ‘PIIIP-1’ PP28,887. Co-Inventor. January 23, 2018.
  14. Lagerstroemia ‘Baillagone’ PP30,360. Co-Inventor. April 9, 2019.
  15. Lagerstroemia ‘Coral Magic’ PP23,922. Inventor. September 24, 2013.
  16. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG B1’ PP25,537. Inventor. May 12, 2015.
  17. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG B2’ PP25,477. Inventor. April 28, 2015.
  18. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG B3’ PP25,536. Inventor. May 12, 2015.
  19. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG B4’ PP25,195. Inventor. December 30, 2014.
  20. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG B5’ PP25,476. Inventor. April 28, 2015.
  21. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG IV’ PP25,478. Inventor. April 28, 2015.
  22. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG V’ PP25,925. Inventor. September 22, 2015.
  23. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG VI’ PP26,183. Co-Inventor. December 1, 2015.
  24. Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-IX’ PP29,325. Inventor. May 29, 2018.
  25. Lagerstroemia ‘Plum Magic’ PP23,518. Inventor. April 9, 2013.
  26. Lagerstroemia ‘Purple Magic’ PP23,906. Inventor. September 17, 2013.
  27. Lantana sp. ‘Apricot Sunset’ PP24,119. Inventor. December 31, 2013.
  28. Lantana sp. ‘Sunny Side Up’ PP23,650. Inventor. June 4, 2013.
  29. Lantana sp. ‘Sunset Orange’ PP24,120. Inventor. December 31, 2013.
  30. Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘PIILC-I’ PP25,534. Inventor, May 12, 2015.
  31. Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘PIILC-II’ PP25,470. Inventor, April 28, 2015.
  32. Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘PIILC-III’ PP25,471. Inventor, April 28, 2015.
  33. Multiple Australian, Canadian, EU, and Japanese plant protection rights applied for and/or granted.