Determining an Optimal Number of Plants for the Maligro Vineyards
This is a group project I worked on in Mathematical Modeling Case Studies. We were given two weeks to complete this project.
Using a Monte Carlo simulation of weather conditions in the Corrales, New Mexico area, we determine the ideal number of grapevines to plant and maintain to maximize profits of the Maligro Vineyards & Winery. Our model stems naturally from the limited water rights farmers are granted, and relies on weather simulations to determine the environment of the grapevines. Because this area receives so little rainfall, the primary variation in water consumption per plant is due to increased temperatures; we model the requirements of plants in these conditions and show that our predictions agree with the current practices of the Milagro Vineyards & Winery.