Dave Smallshire / August 2020 – vol. 113, issue 8, pp 504–505 Mark Avery did a remarkable job summarising agriculture-related issues over the last 50 years (BB eye, Brit. Birds 113: 310–312). I birdwatched from the mid 1960s, worked on pests of field crops in the Government’s agriculture advisory arm (NAAS/ADAS) from 1970, and witnessed at first hand the huge agricultural changes taking place at that time. Our view of farmland bird trends i... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.