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Miles Grafton worked as a Management Accountant and GIS technician in the agricultural aviation industry for a number of years. His Ph.D research was in identifying causes of material flow problems in aircraft. He has also been involved in developing computer controlled automated delivery systems for variable rate application of bulk solids from agricultural aircraft.
He works in Precision Agriculture (PA) and has been involved in modelling fertiliser ballistics for improved application accuracy and quantifying the benefits of PA.
Researching precision delivery of fertilisers, by aircraft and ground delivery systems
Interested in improving environmental outcomes using hollistic approaches to mitigate agricultural waste run off.
Quantifying the benefits of capital works such as restrictive grazing construction and drainage.
Resource Development and Management
Field of research codes
Aerospace Engineering (090100): Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified (090199):
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling (070104): Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100):
Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106): Farming Systems Research (070107):
Natural Resource Management (050209):
Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
Agricultural aviation acccounting
Bulk solid engineering
Supervising Suzanne Chok's summer scholarship examining the effects of changes in superphosphate on spreading accuracy from bulk spreading trucks. Funded Fertiliser Quality Council
Supervising Briar Robertson summer scholarship ballistic modelling fertiliser products and optimising bout widths for commercial spreaders using proprietary mixes in arable situations. Funded Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-op Ltd.