I'm annoyed by the wide variations in how long it can take for anything to appear in a crossbreeding spot (from a few seconds to 20 minutes or more from what I've seen), so I would like to have an addon that makes it possible to at least partially automate crop breeding, in terms of one or more of the following steps:
1. Collecting seedbags from fully-grown crops and re-applying cropsticks to make certain positions crossbreeding plots again (with a supply of cropsticks placed in a machine's inventory), while leaving other positions alone to act as "parent" crops.
2. Filtering seeds based on type and growth/gain/resistance stats, or even choosing a range of those to allow to grow in the crossbreeding plots (crops that don't meet the criteria would be kicked out and replaced with fresh cropsticks to make the spot a crossbreeding plot again).
3. Pulling weeds (with a weeding trowel placed in a machine's inventory). I know the crop-matron can apply weed-ex, but apparently that risks damaging crop stats - I thought I'd read somewhere that using weed-ex via the crop-matron used to be safe (because the crop-matron was smart enough to avoid over-usage), so I wonder when that changed.
I thought about trying to make such an addon myself, but 1. I haven't made any Minecraft mods before, and 2. I have some health issues at the moment that make it hard to concentrate on Java programming.
I'm also curious whether other IC2 users would be interested in such a mod, and if not, why.