Coffee production in Mexico with particular reference to the diversity of cropping systems and nematode parasites are reviewed.
Different cropping systems, including natural or mountain systems, traditional polyculture, specialized or commercial polyculture
and sunlight systems are described. Nematodes affecting coffee include root-knot and lesion species, and their interactions
with other pathogens, including fungal diseases, are then reviewed. Control strategies and tactics coffee nematodes are revised.
The development of programs in the management of nematodes is then proposed, based on different tactics including prevention
through quarantine, cultural management, development of clean planting systems, solarisation, use of antagonistic plants,
soil amendments, weed host control, inter and intracropping (shade coffee), resistance, applications of chemical nematicides
and organic amendments, biological control or use of natural products.