Industrial Agriculture Mod allows players to breed their crops the the conventional IC2 way. Through this way, you now are able to plant the byproducts on vanilla farmland, except from hops. Keep in mind that you need to craft hops into hops seeds like that:
Currently, the mod mainly features four crops including hops, coffee, cocoa, and terrawarts. There will be more hops added in the future. Surely this mod will fix all the disadvantages when maintaining and harvesting in Industrialcraft 2 crops.
Additional Images of the Crops:
*Terra Warts can only be planted on podzol