Miles Grafton is Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering and Farm Management and Production at Massey University. He has also worked as a Management Accountant and GIS technician in the agricultural aviation industry for a number of years. His PhD 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 spent three years working as a research scientist for a major fertiliser manufacturer in application science and spreading quality improvement.
He works in Precision Agriculture (PA) and has been involved in modelling fertiliser ballistics for improved application accuracy and quantifying the benefits of PA.