The Uitvlugt Estate met and surpassed its production target for the first crop of 2018. It is one of the three estates remaining under GuySuCo management after the downsizing that led to the closure of the other estates in 2017. Uitvlugt surpassed the production target after grinding for seven weeks. In addition to leadership, the rehabilitation of the cultivation, which was started two years ago, and revised harvesting procedures in the crop assisted in the estate achieving its target. Uitvlugt produced a total of 7,011 tonnes of sugar from crushing 84,295 tonnes of sugarcanes. The target set for the estate for the first crop was 6,671 tonnes. Private sugarcane farmers produced 42% (35,176 tonnes) of the crushed sugarcanes.