Likely not; those things are weird as hell and barely recognize their own fertilizer(which I don't think would actually make them grow faster, unless the nutrition stat has such a benefit, which I doubt).
Oh I'm well aware of this info. It just changes very little to me.
Also you missed the downside to high Resistance Crops; they may be able to resist and ignore weeds, but they are great at spawning them as well. Growth is how fast it tends to go from one stage to the next. Gain is the Yield, which increases how much of a resource you get from the crop, also increases your chance to get a seed from it. Resistance you covered quite well, but missed the weed spreading side effect high high R values. They don't work super well outside of a Monoculture.